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How To Make A 3D Paper Christmas Tree using spacers

This easy 3D paper Christmas tree gets its wow factor from simple spacers that help raise one layer of the tree. This craft is perfect for little fingers that are working on strengthening their fine motor skills. Plus it uses simple supplies. Which makes it great for the classroom.

3D Paper Christmas Tree

This construction paper Christmas tree craft is super easy for little kids to create.

Kids will love how parts of the tree pop off the page.

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You can use this holiday craft in several ways.

  • Hang them in your playroom or classroom.
  • Use them to decorate at a holiday party.
  • Create them on half of a sheet of paper and then fold it into a homemade Christmas card.
  • Display them on your classroom bulletin board.

Why do we love crafting with construction paper?

Why do we love paper crafts? Because they secretly teach so many important skills for kids.

  • Fine motor skills
  • Cutting practice
  • Following instructions
  • Colors
  • Counting
  • and more!

If you’re looking for more ways to inspire your kids, check out our construction paper book!

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Tips for creating this preschool Christmas craft:

These Christmas trees are very simple. But here are some tips to help you along the way.

  • If you are crafting with a large group, try cutting the pieces ahead of time.
  • This is a great craft to use up paper scraps.
  • You can use multiple shades of green paper on your tree if you have them.
  • You can also use lots of different materials to decorate your tree!
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Paper Christmas Tree with Spacers

paper Christmas tree

This simple paper Christmas tree craft is perfect for young kids.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Green Constuction Paper Scraps
  • White Cardstock
  • Decorations- Colored Paper Scraps, Sequence, Stickers, etc.
  • Foam Spacers


  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Pencil
  • Green Marker
  • Hole Punch


  1. Start cutting your green paper into small pieces for your tree. In process image of a 3D paper Christmas tree that uses spacers.
  2. Use a pencil to draw a triangle onto your white sheet of paper.In process image of a 3D paper Christmas tree that uses spacers.
  3. Using your glue stick start adding a layer of green paper scraps inside your triangle.In process image of a 3D paper Christmas tree that uses spacers.
  4. Add some foam squares around your tree.In process image of a 3D paper Christmas tree that uses spacers.
  5. Using a green marker add some extra pine needles around your tree.In process image of a 3D paper Christmas tree that uses spacers.
  6. Place more green paper scraps on top of your foam spacers.In process image of a 3D paper Christmas tree that uses spacers.
  7. Now decorate your tree! Use a hole punch with colored paper to make ornaments.paper Christmas tree.

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