Christmas Tree Craft

Are you looking for a fun Christmas craft to do with your kids? Try this pinecone Christmas tree craft. It’s perfect for your Christmas activities for preschoolers!

I’m a sucker for a good holiday craft. And, there isn’t anything better than a simple pine cone craft to decorate your holiday space.

With just a few simple supplies you’ve probably got in your craft closet already, preschoolers and kindergarteners can whip up this adorable Christmas tree in no time.

This holiday craft for preschoolers isn’t too time consuming, and it doesn’t take much prepwork to get it ready for your kids.

Once complete, kids can display their trees around the classroom or on the table at your Christmas dinner.

Christmas Tree Craft

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this pinecone craft. In just a few minutes, you can have a super simple Christmas tree craft to display.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

Preschoolers will love searching for pinecones on your next nature walk. If you don’t live near any pine trees, you can purchase pine cones wherever you buy your craft supplies.

To start your craft, have children paint the pinecone green. Set aside to dry. If needed, add another coat of paint and let it dry.

Glue the pom poms around the pinecone. Then, glue a large pom pom on the top of the pinecone. Allow the glue to dry.


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 (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (picture book edition)Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)


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.

More Christmas fun for preschoolers

If you’re looking for more Christmas fun for your preschoolers, be sure to check out these activities:

These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!

Turn ordinary laundry pins into a fun clothespin Christmas tree ornament that your kids will love hanging on the tree this season. 

Kids will love this adorable Candy Cane Holder and Gift Tag that is perfect for little ones!

With this Magic Reindeer recipe, kids can help guide Santa’s reindeer to your home on Christmas Eve!

Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Tree Craft

Try this Christmas tree craft with your preschoolers. It's perfect for December!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • Pine cone
  • Green craft paint
  • Small to medium size sparkly/glitter pom poms (different colors)
  • 1 large pom pom (for the star)
  • Paper plate
  • Small disposable cup


  • Paintbrush
  • Glue or hot glue gun


  1. Set the pine cone on a paper plate.
  2. Pour a small amount of green paint in the cup.
  3. Paint the pine cone green. Set aside to dry. If needed, add
    another coat.
  4. Glue the pom poms around the pine cone. Allow to dry.
  5. Glue the white pom pom on the top of the pine cone. Allow to dry.
  6. Display this holiday season!

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