Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Mud Mates Messy Play Blog: Paper Plate Christmas Tree

With Christmas fast approaching it is time to get stuck in to some Christmas crafts with the kids. This is a fun, easy craft activity great for toddlers, young children and older children too! Here’s how to make your own super cute paper plate Christmas tree.

What you’ll need:

– a paper plate
– green paint
– paint brush
– scissors
– hole punch
– ribbon (3x 30cm pieces)
– safety pin
– tape
– stapler
– brown card
– glue
– foam sticker star
– sequins/rhinestones/stickers etc

How to make your paper plate Christmas tree:

Slip your child’s Mud Mates Craft Apron or Coveralls on to protect their clothing, then have them paint the paper plate with the green paint. Leave to dry completely. (Depending on the type of paint you use you may need to do another coat).

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Once the paint is completely dry cut the plate into thirds.
Cut one section slightly smaller as this will be the top section of the Christmas tree.
Using the hole punch, punch 6 holes around the bottom of each section of paper plate.

Mud Mates Messy Play Adventures Blog: Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Pin the safety pin to the end of one piece of ribbon and guide your child to thread it through the holes. Start by coming up through the back of the first hole then down through the next hole, continuing through all the holes.
Tape the ends to the back of the plate.
When all three pieces are laced with ribbon staple the sections together to create your Christmas tree.
Cut a rectangle out of the brown card and staple this to the bottom of the tree as the trunk. Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft - Mud Mates Messy Play Adventures Blog

Stick the star shaped sticker to the top of the tree then let your child decorate the tree to their hearts content using glue and whatever embellishments you have available. You can also use stickers, glitter or whatever else you have to hand. Hang your paper plate Christmas tree where everyone can enjoy it. We hung ours on our front door!
Mud Mates Messy Play Adventures Blog: Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

If you enjoyed this activity please leave a comment below. You might also like to check out our fingerprint Christmas cards blog.

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