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. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.