Kids can learn basic shapes with our simple shapes Christmas tree craft.
Making these Christmas trees is a fun learning activity for kids. They can practice identifying shapes, counting the number of sides, and arranging shapes in the order of size depending on their age and skill levels.
We have printable templates for each shape and it is a low prep activity that you can do with toddlers, kindergarteners, and school-age kids. This is also a great activity for kids to practice their scissor skills. For younger kids, you may need to cut out the shapes ahead of time.
We have made a Christmas tree using triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, and oval shapes. If you want more Christmas tree activity ideas for little ones, you may like this Christmas tree drawing using shapes we did last year.
Supplies you need to make a shapes Christmas tree craft
- Christmas tree shapes printable template (You can get access to our free printables by signing up for our newsletters below)
- Glue stick
- Six A4 construction papers, to print the template (We used five green and one white)
- Five A4 cardstocks of any color
How to make a Christmas tree craft using shapes?
First, download the Christmas tree shapes printable pdf. You can get access to our printable library by signing up for our newsletters below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our Christmas tree shapes printable under the section “Christmas”.
Print the shapes onto green A4 construction paper. Or you can print them on white construction paper and the kids can color them.
Print the last page of the pdf on a white A4 construction paper.
Cut out all the shapes from the green construction paper. You can talk to the kids about the shapes, the number of sides, the number of corners, etc. in this step. Kids can also try to arrange the shapes in the order of size.
Using a glue stick, stick the shapes in the order of size on cardstocks to form a Christmas tree.
For each particular shape, stick the largest shape on the cardstock followed by the next largest overlapping the previous one a bit. Continue this until you stick the smallest shape on the top.
Color in the template for the star and trunk, cut them out, and stick them on each shape Christmas tree.
If you don’t want to color, you can use them to trace and cut out a star and trunk from another color paper.
Our shape Christmas trees are ready. Time to decorate them! Draw wavy lines on each of the trees using a black marker. Then draw small circles on each line and paint inside to make beautiful Christmas string lights. Kids can also decorate them using their fingerprints, buttons, pom poms, etc.
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