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Paper Christmas Trees

Paper Christmas Trees
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These paper Christmas trees are fun and easy to make for kids and adults of all ages. All you need is construction paper and glue.

By: Andrea Mulder-Slater

Make paper Christmas trees following these simple directions.

I’m a big fan of keeping things simple, which is why I love this Christmas tree craft idea.

You need little more than paper, glue and a few glittery bits to pull off something that requires just a few minutes of your time, yet looks like it took hours to plan and create. And only you’ll know the truth because I promise not to tell.

What You Need:

  • Paper (we used construction paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stuff (pom-poms, sequins, sticky-back gems)

What You Do:

Lay out a sheet of paper.

Sheet of paper.

Fold the paper to create a square.

Fold the paper.

Cut the paper and save the extra bit.

Cut the paper.

Fold the square piece of paper again and start cutting – from an open end – towards the folded edge. Don’t cut all the way through! Instead, leave a space of a few centimetres at the folded edge. Don’t worry if the strips are of equal width because it really doesn’t matter.

Cut strips into paper.

Unfold the paper — longest strips at the bottom, shortest at the top.

Unfold the paper.

Working from the bottom up, add glue to the tips of the strips and fold them into the centre. Like so…

Glue the tips of the paper. Fold and glue.

Keep going until both sides are complete.

Fold and glue. Glueing the tips of the paper. The folded tree.

Go ahead and make another mini tree using your scrap paper. Remember to fold the paper into a square and trim the excess before you snip, fold and glue.

Make a smaller tree. Ready to decorate.

Fold and glue the bottom points up and stick a square piece of brown paper on the back as a tree trunk. Then, bedazzle your creations using whatever you have on hand.

Fold the bottoms of the trees. Add the trunks. Decorate the trees.

Display your cool crafts on a window or wall, or use them on gifts as an alternative to bows.

Decorate the trees.

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This post originally appeared on the Yummy Mummy Club with the title: 5 Minute Super Cute Tree Crafts.

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