Try this quilling Christmas tree for a fun beginner quilling project that kids will love! This paper Christmas tree is made of construction paper, so it’s a fun and inexpensive Christmas craft for kids.
Quilling Christmas Tree
Perhaps one of the most adaptable crafts from our book Construction Paper Crafts for Kids is our quilling for kids. You could do this craft to go with any theme! The results are adorable and it can spark a love for quilling in your kids, which can lead to endless projects in the future.
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Supplies for this construction paper Christmas tree:
- Construction Paper. Green and brown for the tree. A few colors for decorations. We used red and yellow.
- White Cardstock. Any color will do but a thicker sheet for the base will help to keep it from curling or getting soggy.
- Craft Stick.
- White Glue.
- Glue Stick (optional).
- Paper Cutter.
Beginners guide to quilling
These step by step instructions for a quilling Christmas tree are perfect for anyone just starting out with quilling. Then watch the video at the end to see it all in action.
Start by cutting your green and decoration pieces into 1″ strips.
Take 2 of your green strips and glue them end to end to create a circle.
Pinch the top and then 2 sides to create a tree-shaped triangle.
Secure to your paper using white glue.
Now it’s time to start quilling. Use your craft stick as a guide to wrap your paper around.
This works great for little hands because the shape fo the craft stick helps to keep the paper from slipping. Slide the paper off your craft stick and dip it in glue.
Place inside your tree, don’t worry, it will unwind a bit.
Fill the tree with green quills.
Now you can add your decorations. Trim your colored strips in half, this way the quills are smaller. Add them to your tree until you like the look.
You can add them between or inside of the quills like we did at the top.
There is no “right” way to create this quilling Christmas tree. Trim a piece of brown paper to the size you would like for your trunk and let it dry!
Watch this whole Christmas construction paper craft in our quick video
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