This LAYERED PAPER CONE CHRISTMAS CRAFT is fun to make. You cut circles and fold them into cones and layer them up like a Christmas tree. They can be used as Christmas tree ornaments or as table toppers at your Christmas feast.
These layered, tree-shaped paper cones were quite fun to make. Older kids will be able to make this craft with little to no assistance. I have toddlers and preschoolers in my daycare, and they required some help cutting and assembling the pieces to form their paper cones.
While making our paper cones, we discussed shapes, colours and patterns, and the hooligans got to practice their tracing and cutting skills.
It was a dull and rainy morning today so we sprawled out on the kitchen floor with our craft supplies, and flipped through our wall paper sample books choosing co-ordinating paper samples for the layers of our Christmas trees.
I had two 3 year olds and a 2 year old with me today. Because they required assistance with tracing, cutting along the lines, and putting the trees together, this craft took a little while to make.
If you were working with preschoolers, this would move along at a good pace, and a school-aged child would be able to do this on their own.
I found printable templates and instructions over at Bella Dia, and I used them to make cardboard (pizza box) templates for the Hooligans to trace onto various wallpaper samples. You know how much I love my wallpaper sample books!
We made 4 tiers for our trees, but you could make more. 4 was the perfect size for a tree ornament, but more would be great if you were making table toppers.
Once we stacked the tiers, we threaded some silver string up through the tree and secured it, both inside and out, with a button.
Aren’t they pretty?
Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
these are so cute – you weren’t joking about the crafts for everyday!! As you say I imagine a class/group of 6 year olds + would love this activity & whizz through it.
I’m tempted to sit by myself one night and make a bunch of them. I think they’re really pretty!
Oooh! I LOVE them too! I used to have tons of wallpaper books, but when I retired I gave them all away! I SO need to go round up a few to try this, but I’m going to give use some scrapbook paper until then! 🙂
These are lovely, Wall paper books, such a brilliant idea.
Have you seen MamaPeaPod’s Christmas count down entry. Really similar idea to yours but she’s curled the edges.
NYC Kids Bookshop (@NYCKidsbookshop)
🙂 Absolutely cool! My 9 year old loves it so we’ll make it for family activity. I RT link from @60secondparent. Thanks for sharing.
Starla Dawn Hornez
What would you think would be best to use if you have no wallpaper books?
You could use patterned scrap-booking paper or you could paint/decorate your own paper, Starla. You could even use pretty/colourful pages from a book or magazine.