Sticky Christmas Trees :: An Easy Preschool Holiday Craft

Written by Lisa, Contributing Writer 

I’m not the kind of mom who does elaborate crafts with her kids. Projects that require preparation a day or two in advance are rare for me.

(This has more to do with my personality type than the worth of elaborate crafts!) 

That’s not to say that I don’t love doing creative projects with my kids, though. We sew together, paint together, and just generally create together. But our art times are more spur-of-the-moment ideas.

So, I love a good project that uses supplies I have on hand and very little work to get started. 

This craft is just that kind of project!  Check out this easy preschool holiday craft making colorful Christmas trees.

My kids made these “sticky Christmas trees” two years ago, and to look back at these pictures now is crazy! No more baby faces for either of my boys. 

Reminiscing aside, this is a great craft for preschoolers, and maybe even toddlers with ambitious mothers. It requires very little craft skills from the child. Simply decorate the tree with various colored materials and it’s done! 

How to Make “Sticky Christmas Trees”: 

Check out this easy preschool holiday craft making colorful Christmas trees.

Cut a piece of contact paper in the shape of a Christmas tree and glue it to a piece of construction paper. We used white paper, but I think they would look even better on a colored sheet. 

Set out various craft supplies that your child can place on his Christmas tree. Colorful buttons, pom-poms, strips of yarn, sequins and so on work well. Glitter for the brave, or devil-may-care type. Also, an egg carton works really well for making everything accessible and contained. 

Give your kid(s) time to create and have fun and see what they come up with. Remember, process not product! 

Check out this easy preschool holiday craft making colorful Christmas trees.

Check out this easy preschool holiday craft making colorful Christmas trees.

Check out this easy preschool holiday craft making colorful Christmas trees.

Check out this easy preschool holiday craft making colorful Christmas trees.

Don’t forget to display your child’s beautiful art! If you make these with your kids, I’d love to see them! Tag me (@lisaburns3) on Instagram or show me on Facebook

Christmas is a week away and I really hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!

What kinds of crafts do you make with your kids this time of year? 

About Lisa

Lisa is married to her best friend and has three inquisitive and energetic kids. She loves crafty things like sewing and painting and actually enjoys cooking with her kids, and making crackers and pasta from scratch. In the busy fullness of life with young children, Lisa strives to live faithfully, remembering the hope of the gospel in all the everyday things. She blogs about a "pilgrim life", living in grace now and waiting for a more permanent, eternal home at thispilgrimlife.com.

Comments

  1. Nice Tips @Lisa. Child loves to use their ideas, and it makes them creative. I also want to share my one of idea here.
    Children sit in a circle (like hot potato). Children pass around the two mistletoe while music is playing. When music stops, the two children with the mistletoe stand up and blow each other a kiss. (Being that when standing under a mistletoe, a person needs a kiss.)
    It’s really a funny and nice activity this winter holiday. You can try it.

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