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Paper plate Christmas trees

 
Christmas craft activities are lots of fun for kids of all ages. Have fun this year and make your own paer plate Christmas trees with paper plates, paint, ribbons and decorations.
Christmas craft activities are lots of fun for kids of all ages.

Have fun this year and make your own paper plate Christmas trees using this idea from our friends at Mud Mates, with paper plates, paint, ribbons and decorations.

 

How to make paper plate Christmas trees


What you’ll need for one Christmas tree

 
  • paint brush
  • paper plate
  • green paint
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • small safety pin
  • ribbon (3x 30cm pieces)
  • sticky tape
  • stapler
  • brown card
  • glue
  • foam sticker star
  • decorations - sequins, rhinestones, stickers, glitter etc


How to make your paper plate Christmas tree


1. Using the paint brush, get your little one to paint the paper plate with the green paint.

2. Leave the plate to dry completely.

3. Once the paint is completely dry use the scissors to cut the plate into three sections, making one section slightly smaller for the top of the Christmas tree.

4. Using the hole punch, punch 6 holes around the bottom of each of the three plate sections.

5. Pin the safety pin to the end of one piece of ribbon and guide your child as they thread it through the holes on the first section. Start by coming up through the back of the first hole then down through the next hole, continuing through all the holes.

6. Tape the ends of the ribbon to the back of the plate.

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the other two ribbons and plate sections.

8. When all three sections are laced with the ribbon, staple them together to form your Christmas tree.

9. Cut a rectangle out of the brown card and staple this to the bottom of the tree for the trunk.

10. Using the glue, stick the star-shaped foam sticker to the top of the tree.

11. Lastly get your little one decorate the tree using the glue and whatever embellishments you have available (sequins, rhinestones, stickers, glitter etc)


Tips

 
  • Depending on the type of paint you use you may need to do another coat.
 
  • If you don’t have a star shaped sticker, you could always make your own star from cardboard and glue it to the top of the tree.
 
  • Repeat the process and create more Christmas trees to hang on your family tree using ribbons or string.
 

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