Simple Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

My little guy is obsessed with arts and crafts.  OBSESSED.  One of his favorite hobbies is scrolling through my Pinterest page, making mental notes of each and every craft he intends to make.  They say an elephant never forgets, but the saying should really be a three-year-old never forgets.

{Check out my post on letting kids be crafty.}

I have to admit the other day, when he literally woke me up by requesting we make a Christmas craft, I wasn’t feeling very Pinterest-y.

Picture this:

“Good morning mama!  You pretty!  We make Christmas craft now.  PWWEEEAASE!”

Um… Thanks for the compliment, kid, but can I at least have my coffee before we start talking crafts?


So after breakfast (and a much needed cup of coffee), I came up with this Christmas craft using odds and ends from our craft supply.  It actually turned out pretty cute!

Simple Toddler Christmas Tree Craft | Preschool Craft


What we used:

How we made it:

It almost seems silly to list what we did, because it really was so simple.  After cutting the paper into triangles, I glued two triangles together to create a tree.  Jackson then decorated the tree with miscellaneous foam shapes we’ve collected from different projects.  When he was done, I attached a popsicle stick and ribbon, using my hot glue gun.  Voila!  A simple ornament that makes a cute handmade gift.

This kept Jackson busy for almost an hour, too.  It’s the simple things, people…


Simple Toddler Christmas Tree Craft | Preschool Craft

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9 thoughts on “Simple Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

  1. Love this idea! It would be the perfect Christmas craft to do with my 2 toddlers where they can both participate without making too much of a mess. Thanks for sharing!

  2. While reading this, I was really hoping that you’d address for how long this keeps the kids busy, haha! I’m glad to know that this activity could possibly take an hour! Sounds like a great idea!

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