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How to make a paper Christmas tree for preschoolers

Learn how to make a paper Christmas tree that has an amazing fringe. Kids will love practicing their scissor skills to create this fun construction paper Christmas craft.
Learn how to make a paper Christmas tree that has an amazing fringe. Kids will love practicing their scissor skills to create this fun construction paper Christmas craft.

How to make a paper Christmas tree

These construction paper Christmas trees are so much fun to create. I love how they are 3D without being difficult and kids LOVE to cut fringe.

Seriously, it is my 4-year old’s favorite thing to cut right now.

Since this is a simple papercraft, it’s perfect to create with large groups of kids or just one on one at the kitchen table. 

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No time to make these 3d Christmas tree crafts now? Pin it for later!

If you can’t make this construction paper Christmas tree now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re to make a paper Christmas tree. Perfect for a classroom craft. #twitchetts

Tips for making these Christmas tree crafts.

  • Use up anything you have around to decorate your tree. Yarn, stickers, or sequence for example.
  • If you’re crafting with a large group, try cutting the triangles out ahead of time.
  • Kids may have trouble pulling apart the fringes. Help them to be gentle with this process.
  • Make sure your kids count to 10 when gluing. This will help keep everything in place.

How to make a Christmas tree out of construction paper

Below is our step by step tutorial for creating these paper Christmas tree crafts. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 1

Fringe Cut Construction Paper Tree

Fringe Cut Construction Paper Tree

Learn how to make a paper Christmas tree out of construction paper.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • 2 Sheets Green Construction Paper
  • Colored Paper Scraps
  • 1 Sheet White Cardstock



  1. Start by cutting the green paper in half lengthwise. Leaving you with 4 equal sheets of green paper.
  2. Fold the sheets in half and cut into tall triangle shapes. Make sure the fold is in the middle.
  3. Use your scissors to create a fringe cut along the cut side of the paper.
  4. Pull apart all 4 fringe cut trees. Add a strip of glue on one side of the seem.
  5. Then add a folded tree lining up the sides. Continue until all 4 trees are glued together in a folded in half stack.
  6. Glue to paper one side at a time.
  7. Fluff apart fringe edges of your tree.
  8. Next start to decorate. Use a hold punch to make ornaments. Then attach with glue. Make sure to add them all the way out to the edges.

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When to make paper Christmas tree crafts

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!

  • Create this Christmas tree craft at your holiday party, while your guests arrive.
  • Use it to help young kids learn proper cutting techniques.
  • Decorate your classroom!
  • Hang from your fireplace.
  • Make a 3D Christmas card. (place the seem of the tree along the seem of the card and it will become a pop-up card!)

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