These Scrap Paper Christmas Tree Cards are simply adorable and perfectly easy for little ones to create! They make a lovely, handmade Holiday card for grandparents, friends, teachers and loved ones.
This is a wonderful idea for those extra pieces of scrap paper you might have lying around from previous crafts and projects. I had a few Christmas themed pieces of scrap paper from long ago plus I added some basic holiday colors like reds, greens, whites and alike which worked great for this craft.
My little ones loved making these little cards! They were excited to pick and choose their own colors and patterns of the cardstock. I pre-cut the scraps into triangles (which you totally don’t have to do with older kids as they can use kid-safe scissors to cut their own), so all they had to do was “construct” a Christmas tree, choosing a larger triangle of scrap paper for the bottom and going down in side as they glued the remainder of the tree. It was a ton of fun! But wait! The best part, of course, is creating the snow by dabbing a q-tip into white paint and then onto the card. So unique and exciting for kids!
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MATERIALS for Scrap Paper Christmas Tree Cards:
- Cardstock (assorted colors, patterns, Christmas patterns, beige)
- Craft scissors
- Glue stick
- White washable kids paint
- Cut the beige cardstock in half and then bend to make a folded card (I trimmed the ends a bit to make it a smaller card)
- Next, cut the scraps of paper into triangles, different in sizes and to fit onto the size of the card you made. Also cut a few stumps from brown cardstock.
Now the kids can grab a folded card and construct their Christmas tree by gluing the scraps of paper.
- When the Christmas trees are done, take a q-tip, dip slightly into the white washable kids paint and dab all over the card to create snow.
- Let dry, sign and gift!
What is my child learning and improving?
- Creativity (kids can choose colors, patterns, create their own unique Christmas tree)
- Fine motor skills (picking up the scraps of paper, gluing)