3D-Folded Christmas Tree Card holiday craft for kindergartners and older children to spread holiday cheer while refining fine motor control. [Video Tutorial Included.]
This 3D-folded Christmas Tree card is such a fun and easy craft to make for the holidays! And a lovely 3D effect makes it the perfect embellishment for the front of a Christmas card. Besides, this DIY is so versatile! You can turn it into an ornament by adding twine or glue it to a skewer and display it as your Christmas decor! The best part is that for this craft, all you need is green paper and scissors. Most importantly, if you skip the hot glue and use thinner paper, this Christmas craft is suitable even for preschoolers! So, without further due, let’s get crafty!
This card requires more advanced fine motor skills and concentration to independently complete, so children younger than kindergarten might require adult assistance.
You’ll Need for 3D-Folded Christmas Tree Card
- green paper (I am using adhesive glitter foam paper)
- a ruler
- small pom poms
- white card stock
- a wooden star (optional)
- gold paint
First, place a square piece of paper diagonally in front of you, resembling a diamond shape, and draw a line in the middle.
Then, make a series of diagonal cuts, about 1/2 inch wide ~ 10 cm, on each side up until the middle line. Make sure not to cut all the way through.
Gluing The Branches
(If you are using a hot glue gun, glue each “branch” individually.) Take the first strip of paper from the bottom and bring it to the middle and glue it there. Be careful not to smush the folded edge, or you will lose the 3D effect of the tree.
Then, take the first bottom strip from the opposite side and bring it to the middle and glue it over the previous strip.
Apply this method to all of the strips until you reach the top.
Decorating the Tree
Next, you need to decorate the top of the tree. Either cut out a star from paper or foam or I am using a wooden star which I painted with gold paint.
After that, turn the tree over and decorate it with pom poms, stickers, or adhesive gems.
Making a Card
Take a piece of cardstock and fold it in half vertically. Then, carefully glue the Christmas Tree to the front of the card.
Now, invite a child to write a message on the inside of the card. As a result, you have a special card ready to spread holiday cheer.
3D-Folded Christmas Tree Card Video Tutorial
Have you tried making a 3D-Folded Christmas Tree Card? Leave a comment if you did!
For More Christmas Activities
See here DIY Homemade Christmas Snow Globe.
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