Build your little one’s scissor skills while creating an easy, yet adorable, paper Christmas tree. Your preschoolers will LOVE this craft and they will be super proud that they were able to create it on their own.
Paper Christmas Tree
Once your little one starts practicing with scissors sometimes it feels like there is nothing to stop them.
There will be paper strips and squares all over the place! But, scissor skills is a big one and it’s great that they want to practice… because you know practice makes…perfect!
This paper Christmas tree is a perfect way to give them a bit of practice while creating something cute for the holidays!
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Supplies to create a tree craft with construction paper
- Construction Paper. Green for the tree and any colors they would like to use for decorating.
- White Cardstock.
- Glue Stick.
- Hole Punch.
- Star Punch.
How to make scissor practice Christmas trees
Start by turning your cardstock landscape. Then fold it in half once and then on the left side fold it in half again. If you can, avoid creasing all the way to the edges only in the middle.
Cut out half of your Christmas tree. Then set aside.
Next, start cutting paper strips. You will need a lot of green. You can do some strips of your other colors and punch out holes. And create a star for the top of your finished tree.
Now it’s time to glue down some strips. Start at the top of the right half of your cardstock.
Work your way down until that side of the paper is mostly green.
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Now start to add on decorations. You can peek at your tree from time to time by folding over the triangle to see what will show.
When you are happy with your tree, add glue to the left side of the paper.
Fold over and press down.
These turn out so adorable and is such a great way for them to work on cutting paper strips.
I’m sure you will be making more than one of these.
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