A 3D Winter Tree Craft that will make people say wow! It’s an easy paper craft that is perfect for kids of all ages.
Winter Tree Craft
This 3D paper tree is a favorite for whatever season you want to create. Add fall leaves, green leaves, or even a spooky twist. We have created this fun 3D tree so many ways.
This tree is so much fun to create with young kids. With just a simple twist of the paper, they are creating beautiful 3D works of art.
Give this winter tree craft a try. It’s perfect for the classroom or the dining room table.
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Supplies for a paper winter tree:
- Construction Paper. Blue, Brown, and scraps for decorating.
- Paper Cutter.
- Glue Stick.
- White Cardstock.
- White Paint Pen.
- Markers (optional for decorating)
How to make this paper tree craft
Start by cutting a piece of white cardstock lengthwise in a wavy white line. This will create your snow-covered hills.
Next, cut your brown into paper strips. Create one thick strip for the trunk. About 1″ works well. Then start cutting the rest of the paper into thinner strips. I aim for 1/2 inch strips, but you don’t need them to be perfect.
Start by gluing down one side of your white wavy cut paper. Hillside up. Then cut your trunk piece in half glue down onto the hill.
Next, take the opposite side of your white piece and glue it hillside up, covering your trunk a bit. Trim off any paper that hangs over the edges.
Start gluing down all of your brown strips to the top of your trunk. It’s ok if they go over the edge of the paper.
When you have them all placed glue the second half of your trunk on top to help hold them all in place. Trim the top layer of the trunk to match the top of the hill.
Now it’s time to create your 3d branches. Take a branch by the end and loop it 2 times. Then attach with glue onto your piece of paper near the edge.
This will force the strips to pop up off the sheet.
Make sure to press and hold the strips down until they are secure. We recommend counting to 10 before lifting your finger.
Continue this all the way around your tree.
Now go around with a white paint pen, or brush and paint, and give your branches a little dusting of snow.
Dots in the background are fun too. If you do not have a paint pen have your child reverse their paintbrush to make dots with the back end of their brush.
Decorate your scene however you want. Add a house in the distance, kids playing around in the snow, or with a little snowman on the hill.
It’s a fun winter craft that kids will be proud to show off!
You can see this whole winter project in action in our video.
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