This craft is best suited for children aged 1 to 4 years old. If you are working with older children, allow them to cut out the shapes. With younger children, you should precut everything and only let them glue.
This craft focuses on the color green and the triangle shape.
Green Construction Paper
Brown Construction Paper
The first step is to cut out 10 triangle pieces from the green construction paper. You will use these pieces to create the Christmas tree. It is up to you how large you want your tree to be. You should cut your triangle pieces according to how big you want your tree to be when we are finished.
Start by gluing down 4 triangles, slightly overlapping, side -by-side. This is the lowest part of the tree. After this row you will make 3 more rows of side-by-side triangles. Above the first row you should use 3 triangles, then 2, then 1 for the top of the tree. Don’t forget to cut, or color a small brown rectangle for the base of the tree, and glue it down.
After the tree is glued down it is time to decorate! Pom Poms are fun, come in different sizes and make great “ornaments”. If you do not have them available to you, get creative. Ribbon or different color paper cut up into small pieces could work. Glue and glitter is another option, although sometimes quite messy!
You can make this a whole class art activity by having each child decorate his or her own triangle. Once everyone has done theirs, put them together to make a classroom Christmas tree!