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.

– Life Over C's This DIY felt Christmas tree craft for kids is perfect for crafting during your Christmas theme! Easy Christmas tree craft for kids to decorate with felt ornaments, sticker ornaments, pom poms and pipe cleaners. #feltchristmastree #christmascraftsforkids #kidschristmas #preschool #lifeovercs #christmas

Recommended Grade Level:

Materials for Felt Christmas Tree Craft for Kids:

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

How to use this easy CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT

MAKE THIS EASY FELT CHRISTMAS TREE THAT KIDS CAN DECORATE ON THEIR OWN AND TAKE HOME.

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 can 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.

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.

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.

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.

Strengthen Preschool Friendships

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

How To Do this Activity:

FOLLOW THESE TIPS AND IDEAS TO HELP YOUR KIDS OR STUDENTS MAKE THESE CUTE LITTLE FELT CHRISTMAS TREES!

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.

Extend the Activity:

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.

Sensory Book

Let them experience Christmas through all five senses with this Christmas Sensory Book craft.

Christmas Counting

Use this cute Christmas roll and cover mat to help improve counting skills with a Christmas theme!

Christmas Alphabet

Use this sorting game to match letters with a fun Christmas tree and gift theme! This Christmas alphabet sorting game is low-prep too!

Preparing a Christmas theme for Your Preschoolers

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– Life Over C's This DIY felt Christmas tree craft for kids is perfect for crafting during your Christmas theme! Easy Christmas tree craft for kids to decorate with felt ornaments, sticker ornaments, pom poms and pipe cleaners. #feltchristmastree #christmascraftsforkids #kidschristmas #preschool #lifeovercs #christmas

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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