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If you’re looking for a simple craft to make with your kids this holiday season, try this Christmas tree craft for preschoolers.
This easy Christmas craft is perfect for your Christmas activities for preschoolers! Gluing craft sticks together is great for hand-eye coordination, and painting dots and wrapping pipe cleaners is
You won’t need much in the way of supplies to get this craft going with your little ones. If you’ve got pipe cleaners and ribbon, you’re all set!
Christmas Tree Craft for Preschoolers
Gluing the craft sticks together is a great way for preschoolers to strengthen hand-eye coordination as they align the sticks into a triangle.
Painting dots on the sticks and wrapping them with pipe cleaners are a good way to strengthen fine motor muscles.
Because this craft is so easy to make, kids can make quite a few in just a short time.
What You’ll Need
- Craft sticks
- Acrylic paint – green, brown, assorted colors
- Silver shiny pipe cleaners
- Yellow cardstock or star stickers
- Glue dots
What You’ll Do
You will need 3 regular size craft sticks and 1 mini craft stick per tree.
Use glue dots (or white school glue) to adhere the 3 craft sticks together in a triangle.
If you aren’t using colored craft sticks, paint the triangle green. Let dry.
While the triangle is drying, an adult needs to carefully cut a mini craft stick in half.
If you aren’t using colored sticks, paint the two halves of the mini craft stick brown.
Use glue dots to adhere the two halves to the bottom of the triangle.
Now, dip the end of a paintbrush into your color bauble of choice. We used yellow and purple on one tree, pink and light blue on the other. Dot the end onto the triangle randomly.
Do the same with another color. Let dry.
Then, cut a star out of yellow cardstock. Or use star stickers for extra ease
Stick the star to the top of the triangle.
Finally, wrap one end of a silver pipe cleaner around one side of the triangle and twist to secure.
And wrap a few times around the tree. Twist the other end to secure in place.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
Dear Santa Letters
As you begin to think about your upcoming Christmas activities, be sure to provide your preschoolers with a chance to write a letter to Santa! These “Dear Santa” letter templates are perfect for kids of all ages.
There are six templates to choose from. Some have drawing space while others are fill-in-the-blank. All are sure to spark excitement for an upcoming visit from Santa!
Click the image below, add your email address, and then check your inbox for the download link.