I’m so excited to share a Christmas craft with you today. I can’t believe it’s that time of year already. Today we are sharing a kids Christmas tree craft that might just get you in the holiday spirit!
Be sure to check out the end of this post for more great Christmas book-based crafts for kids.
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This craft is inspired by The Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle. We have the original Little Blue Truck book and it’s a favorite around here. In fact, we recently had fun practicing letters and spelling our names with the Little Blue Truck. In this Christmas version of the book, kids can practice counting to 5 and back again. The big surprise is at the end, with a light up tree! So of course we had to make our very own light up Christmas tree. This craft is similar to the Starlit Night in a Cup that we made recently but we changed it up to make it look like a tree, and I think it turned out very cute.
Christmas Tree Craft:
- styrofoam cup
- green acrylic paint
- paint brush
- decorations of your choice (sequins, glitter, string, mini pompoms, etc)
- chenille stem
- flameless tealight
Making the Christmas Tree:
First, we painted the cup green. We weren’t too worried about covering the whole cup or doing a second coat like we did in the Starlit Night in a Cup craft.
We let the paint dry before moving on.
Next, we poked holes into the cup with a toothpick. These are where the “lights” show through.
Time to decorate the tree. We used sequins, glitter, and a gold paint pen to make ornaments. THe possibilities are endless here!
We made a star for the top of the tree using a chenille stem. A simple way to do this was to draw a star on a piece of paper to use as a guide. We used the remaining part of the stem to stick into the top of the cup.
Another idea to make a star would be to cut one out of yellow or gold paper, and use the chenille stem to attach it to the top of the cup.
After the glue dries, it’s time to make the tree light up. To do this, we simply turned on the flameless tea light and put the cup over it.
And that’s it! A pretty, light up Christmas tree craft that was simple and fun to make!
More Christmas Book Crafts:
Easy Graham Cracker Houses // Georgie the Gingerbread Fairy // My Storytime Corner
Winter Window Star // Song of the Stars – A Christmas Story // Rainy Day Mum
Found Object Snowman Activity // Snowballs // Our Daily Craft