Welcome, welcome!! Today is DAY ONE of my super simple Christmas crafting week! Today I bring you an adorable little paper craft that will make an adorable keepsake craft as well. AND a fun little addition to our challenge is posted at the bottom of this post!!
Like all 5 of the Christmas crafts this week, this one requires only our one crafting supply: Construction Paper!
Now this craft is a bit more of a “winter” craft I suppose, but I still wanted to include it in our 5 days of Construction Paper Christmas Crafts because it really is a special one.
It is super simple, turns out so pretty, AND has an adorable handprint right in the middle.
I saw a similar idea on Pinterest and followed the photo back to Twitchetts who made a neat 3D winter tree. I loved the idea of adding spirals that pop right off the page!
Now just before we get started with the (nice and easy as promised) instructions for this one, I wanted to share how WE will be crafting this week. I am declaring this a stress-free, only fun Christmas crafting week. I am dropping all expectations as to what this craft will actually look like upon completion. We will be having our Christmas music on, we will be beebopping around dancing as we craft, and we will ALL be doing some crafting together (to varying degrees of course). So my little, just turned 2 year old will be right at our sides participating every step of the way.
Below you will find my little notes about how I will be making this craft suitable for my tiniest as well as the instructions I will be sharing with my older children.
Our goal this week is simple, fun, memory making crafts! No worries if these winter trees turn into Star Wars ships. I mean, it’s bound to happen to at least one of us! Add a little holly in the corner and call it a success!
Let’s get to it.
For this construction paper Christmas (well winter) craft you will need:
- construction paper
- a pencil or something to wrap strips of paper around
To begin, trace one of those chubby little hands on to brown construction paper. Try to put that little hand a bit towards the middle of the paper so that there is room to trace some wrist and arm (as the tree trunk).
Have your little one (or you) cut out that handprint. Very little ones can simply tear strips of brown paper to use as the tree trunk.
Glue this tree on to some blue paper.
Next, have your little ones cut some long skinny strips of white paper of various lengths and widths, though you do want it to be thin. Wrap those strips of paper around a pencil to create paper swirls and place them on the branches of the tree, securing with glue. Liquid white glue will work best, but glue sticks will work as well.
Very little crafters can simply rip up white paper and use a glue stick to pop that ‘snow’ all over their tree and page.
Once the swirls are secure to the tree you can take a few of the extra pieces of long skinny white paper and chop them into tiny bits making ‘snow confetti’. Using a glue stick glue these little bits around the page to look like falling snow.
And there you have it! Your very first, nice and easy, Christmas craft of the week! I hope you love it and it works well for your family. I am excited to make it with my little guys tomorrow! (I made this one myself as an example … child made photos will be coming to this post shortly!)
Construction Paper Christmas Crafting SURPRISE! I have decided to add in a fun surprise bonus! I have figured out how to allow photos in the comments section below. When you do this craft with your little ones, snap a picture and share it with us in the comments below! We will build our community and not feel so isolated. No picture? No problem! Just leave a comment telling me you DID IT!
AND you will be entered to win my brand new resource: my 52 page Handwriting Workbook for leaving your photo!
GIVEAWAY COMPLETE: CONGRATULATIONS TO KAHLEE!!
Tomorrow I will share our next Construction paper Christmas craft with you. See you then my friend!