These sweet Christmas trees are not only fun to make but they’re also a great way to practice scissor skills and fine motor skills too.

Once made you can continue the fun by using them for some small world play with Christmas figures or let your kids toys have a little Christmas party!

You will need:

  • materials for christmas tree craftGreen Card
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Cotton Buds
  • Paint
  • Scissors



How to make your Christmas trees:

Cut your toilet rolls in half and then cut your green card into large green triangles. Older kids will be fine with this while younger children may need a bit of a hand, especially with the toilet rolls which can be an unusual shape for them to cut.

painting the Christmas treesSqueeze different coloured paints onto a plate or tray and encourage your child to make the Christmas trees lights using the cotton buds, this is a great way to improve fine motor skills.

Once your trees are decorated and dry, cut slits into two sides of each toilet roll and push the tree shape into the toilet roll. Your trees should now be able to stand up and are great for playing with or for creating a little Christmassy scene on your windowsill or fireplace.


More Christmas Crafts for Kids:

Christmas crafts for kidsThere are loads of fabulous Christmas crafts that your child will enjoy making, these are some of my favourites that I’m planning on doing this year with my children too.

These handprint and footprint reindeers from Life as We Know it are a cute craft that can easily be adapted to suit your child’s age and abilities.

Need a Christmas cards? These Reindeer cards are free to print from Hodge Podge Craft and your child can happily spend a bit of time decorating them. I’d be tempted to get the felt tips or glitter out!

Snow globes are a traditional Christmas craft for kids and I love the fun twist on it that Jen from Mum in The Madhouse has used.

These cute snowman ornaments from Kids Craft Room would look lovely on your Christmas tree.

Zing Zing Tree’s pipe cleaner reindeers would look great on the front of a card or as a Christmas tree ornament.

We made these Christmas trees to help with my kid’s scissor skills and fine motor skills.

Written by Kate Williams