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.
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 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:
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:
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.
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.
More Crafting Inspiration:
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Materials needed for a FELT CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT:
Get the Supplies Here:
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
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How To Make a FELT CHRISTMAS TREE
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other Ways To Use a FELT CHRISTMAS TREE:
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.
Our Favorite Christmas Books:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun Christmas craft, take it a step further and create a full holiday-themed unit with these engaging resources:
How to Catch an ElfChristmas FarmLittle Blue Truck’s ChristmasPete the Cat’s 12 Groovy Days of ChristmasHow to Catch a Gingerbread ManA Silly Milly ChristmasLittle Red Sleigh: A Heartwarming Christmas Book For ChildrenGrumpy Monkey Oh, No! ChristmasIt’s Christmas, David! (David Books [Shannon])