I love crafty felt Christmas tree activities where kids can use the felt Christmas ornaments to decorate the tree over and over during the Christmas season! Today I’m sharing a fun way to take the kids’ felt Christmas tree and use it as a large group activity that your preschoolers will love crafting during the holiday season.

Easy DIY Felt Christmas tree craft for kids to decorate with felt ornaments, sticker ornaments, pom poms and pipe cleaners.

How to use this easy CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT


Why make this small version of a felt Christmas tree? If you have multiple children, or teach in a classroom, you know how frustrating it can be to convince kids to share group crafts like this long term.

Big felt Christmas trees that you put on the wall that ca be decorated over and over again seem good in theory, until kids decide to move something that someone else placed there, and then fights can break out.

Some easy tips to make this Christmas craft go smoothly are:

  • Buy premade felt Christmas trees. The holidays are busy enough without adding an extra prep step to a craft project.
  • Use up extra craft supplies you have on hand. Anything like loose sequins, buttons, pipe cleaners, and ribbon will work!
  • Let kids get creative. If they don’t want to use traditional colors, or follow patterns, let them use their imaginations to decorate their own tree.

How to improve fine motor skills with this Christmas Tree craft:

Art projects are such an awesome way to improve fine motor skills with preschoolers. Placing the pom-poms on the tree, squeezing the glue bottle, and bending the pipe cleaners are all fantastic ways to work on fine motor skills without it being ‘work’ for the kids!

Some tips to keep in mind as you make this craft with preschoolers:

  • When you make this Felt Christmas tree for toddlers and preschoolers, make sure to supervise closely, pom-poms are super tempting for little ones to shove into little holes on their faces.
  • When your preschoolers are completing this fun Christmas tree craft with their friends, it helps strengthen their friendship bond as they work together to create beautiful DIY Christmas trees.
  • Use Command Strips to hang finished felt Christmas trees on your wall as decorations during December. The kids get to show off their work all month long and you don’t have to worry about damaging your walls! Win-win!
  • Fun, easy Christmas crafts for kids promote self-confidence. Creating their own masterpiece makes them feel a sense of accomplishment and self-pride.

Materials needed for a FELT CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT:

Don’t worry about making a special trip to the store. You can get all the supplies for this activity right here.

  • Green felt Christmas trees
  • Gold pipe cleaner
  • Red pom poms
  • Glitter stickers or felt decorations
  • Glue or hot glue

Why Is It Important For Kids To Do Christmas Crafts?

Besides the fact that kids love arts and crafts projects, there are many benefits for preschoolers to engage in arts and crafts together.

Develop a Child’s Creativity

Christmas crafts projects are a wonderful way to allow your child to show off their creative side.

Boosts Preschoolers Confidence

It feels so wonderful to see my kids’ faces light up when they’ve made a holiday craft! It makes them so proud to show off their finished project.

Encourage Independence

Fun, easy Christmas crafts for kids promote self-confidence. Creating their own masterpiece makes them feel a sense of accomplishment and self-pride.

Increases Fine Motor Skills

Easy Christmas crafts work those fine motor skills so kids have an easier time with fine motor tasks in the future.

Strengthen Preschool Friendships

Craft ideas allow kids to have some fun together and enjoy each other’s company.

Freedom to Create

Christmas tree crafts for kids also give them the opportunity to practice ‘hanging ornaments’ on their own tree and decorating it exactly how they want



Gather the supplies you will need for each child to make their own Christmas tree craft.

Grab a felt Christmas tree, pom poms, pipe cleaners and Christmas stickers for this fun Christmas decorating craft for kids.

Glue pieces of your gold pipe cleaner onto the felt Christmas tree. This is the tinsel, so have your preschoolers work their magic to make their tree glisten.

Felt Christmas trees are a great way to decorate Christmas trees with preschoolers without giving them access to all the breakable ornaments. Use pipe cleaners to add tinsel to the felt Christmas tree

Next, preschoolers will attach the red and green pom poms and glitter stickers onto the felt Christmas tree. These are the (indestructible) Christmas ornaments.

If you can find felt ornaments, that’s even better, because felt sticks to felt. Your students can have their own felt Christmas trees to rearrange the decorations on as many times as they desire.

Decorate felt Christmas trees with preschoolers using pom poms, pipe cleaners, and Christmas stickers to create a fun Christmas craft for kids

Allow the felt Christmas trees to dry for a few hours and enjoy!

SIMPLE TIP: Use paper stackers like these to place each craft on while they are drying. It’s a great way to save space while keeping little hands off the crafts while they are drying.


Make it Personal

You could also make each Christmas tree a little more “personal” by adding a photo of each kid inside their DIY felt Christmas tree craft.

Mix Up the Supplies

buy some extra supplies that can be used as “ornaments” on the felt Christmas tree like mini pinecones, Christmas light stickers, foam gingerbread men, or mini Christmas tree decorations.

Make Wreaths Instead

You can also have children decorate mini felt Christmas wreaths instead of felt Christmas trees.

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Christmas Alphabet

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