This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let’s get crafting!This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

Christmas Tree Papercraft

So we may be borderline obsessed with paper Christmas trees. My daughter would make a new one each day if I let her!

This Christmas tree papercraft is perfect for the little ones. You can use it to decorate a card, a classroom, or a mantel.

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Supplies for a paper Christmas tree

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  • Construction Paper: Green, Background Color, a scrap of brown, and yellow.
  • Paper Cutter.
  • Glue Stick.
  • Star Punch.
  • Scissors.

How to make a 3D Christmas tree

To get started, you’ll want to get all your paper prepped.

Cut the green into 4 strips from the short side of your paper. Each strip should be 1/2″.

The background paper only needs to be about half a sheet of paper (about 9″ x 5″)

You can scale this design to create larger trees or smaller ones too! This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

Attach the green strips end to end using a dab of glue. This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

Glue one end of your, now long, strip of green paper near the top center of the background paper. Glue it diagonally, so that the corner creates the top of the tree.This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

Then place a dab of glue right below your tip. Fold the paper across the center leaving a bit out to the left. This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

Add another dab of glue, in the center, and fold back from the right. This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

With each fold you want the tree to get wider. As you move down the tree lower your dab of glue in the center a bit more, creating a wider gap between rows. This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

When you get near the end you want your last limb to be straight across the tree. Then fold the last piece back to the center. Trim if needed. This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

Add on a trunk and the star using some paper scraps. This Christmas tree papercraft is super simple and the zig zag design gives it a fun 3D effect. Grab some green construction paper and let's get crafting! #christmastree #papercraft #3dpaper #papertree #christmascraft #classroom #craftsforkids #twitchetts

I like the simple look of this Christmas tree papercraft. You could add decorations with additional construction paper, sequins, or even glitter!

Check out our video to see the whole Christmas tree craft in action!

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