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Busy Hands: Making Christmas Trees (and Free Printable)

We recently had a play date (with Abigail and her Little Miss of Cuddles & Crumbs!) and I wanted to do an activity where we could just let the kids have fun. It being the festive season, I couldn't think of anything other than Christmas trees!

I simply put together an Invitation to Create Christmas Trees.

Invitation to Create Christmas Trees (Free printable included)


Our tray had the following things in it:


Invitation to Create Christmas Trees- A Christmas tree print out (see below for free printable template)

- Pom poms

- Glitter glue

- Snowflake glitter

- Flower glitter

- Foam shape stickers

- Washi tape

- Cotton wool

- Glue

- Ribbon

- Buttons


You can put in just about anything that can be stuck on the Christmas tree.

First, we cut around the print out and stuck it on cardboard. We let the kids create their trees with the cardboard on, so they would have more space to work with rather than the cut out of the tree.

This was Little Dude's first time with glitter and he really loved exploring it!

Creating Christmas Trees art

With a little help from us, the kids made these lovely Christmas trees, each unique and special.

Christmas Tree art

Once the glue was dry, we cut out the tree and stuck the ribbon with cellotape behind it to make a cute art hanging. This will look lovely on your door! Or, you can use it to make a pretty and personal Christmas card.

Christmas Tree Art Hanging

Download the free Christmas Tree Printable Template here!

Free Christmas tree printable template

Once you have clicked on the link, it will open in Google Drive. There is no log-in required. You can either download the printable by clicking on the arrow (for printing later), or print directly by clicking on the print icon. The file is in PDF format, you will have to use Adobe Reader if you are downloading it to open and print later.

If your download doesn't start when you click on the arrow, check if a pop-up has been blocked, and allow it on your browser for Google Drive.

This activity is great for:


- Developing fine motor skills

- Promoting creative art

- Sticking and pasting skills

- Doing a group or playdate activity




(Busy Hands is a series about activities and craft 
you can do with toddlers and young children)


This post has been linked to:
Let Kids Be Kids // Tuesday Tutorials //
Mini Creations // The Weekly Kids Co-Op

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20 comments

Lexis said...

They look amazing. What a special way to get in the Christmas spirit.

Eli J. Pacheco said...

I think even my 10-, 14- and 17-year-olds would still have a blast doing this. I remember the day s when they were little doing things like this. Loved it!

Tarana said...

Thank you Lexis!

Tarana said...

Thanks Eli! I loved 'helping' my son make it too :)

abigail said...

This was a fun activity! Thanks for having us.

we3threeblog said...

aw brilliant idea, looks like a lot of fun. #LetKidsBeKids

Louisa said...

This looks like a fun activity. Fran is a huge fan of glitter so would adore this #letkidsbekids

Tarana said...

Yes it was, come over again!

Karen Bell said...

Lovely idea for a fun creative activity. The trees look lovely, great to hang up.
Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

Lucy Blossom said...

Lovely trees and I love all the different things you had to choose from.

Mike said...

I'm glad Little Dude had fun for his first time with this! One of the mom's at my work was asking about this kind of activity for some kids so I'm sending this to her, Tarana! :)

Theresa A (Capri + 3) said...

I just downloaded your printable and we are going to do this today! Thank you for the fun project.

Tarana said...

Thank you sharing it with her!

Tarana said...

Oh, I hope your kids have fun with it! Would love to see how their trees turn out :)

Carla said...

Looks like so much fun! I love how they turned out!!

shirleye said...

OK, now I know what we will do Monday at craft-time, thanks, I love it. This will be a big hit with the girls.

Tarana said...

Thanks Carla!

Tarana said...

Aww, I hope they have fun!

kidGLloves said...

Grace says - These Christmas trees are awesome. I'm so pleased you included glitter as ALL decorations should have glitter on them. Thanks for including the download.
Thanks for linking to #minicreations

Tarana said...

I agree, the glitter made it look really awesome!

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