DIY Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Turn a paper plate into a cool looking DIY paper plate Christmas tree. This paper plate craft is great to make in the classroom, it’s an easy Christmas preschool or even kindergarten craft because the steps are simple enough and don’t require much effort. help. This is also an inexpensive project and doesn’t really require much preparation.

Are you ready to learn how to make this dish? Follow our simple step-by-step instructions and kids of all ages will be able to do this (we also share tips on how to adapt this for different age groups).

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There are lots of Christmas projects you can do with your kids in the classroom (as well as at home), but it’s important to keep costs down. Craft supplies costs can add up quickly if you work with larger groups. This is why paper plate crafts are such a great idea!

Related: instructions for drawing a Christmas tree, Christmas coloring pages

Christmas Tree Paper Plates

How to make your own Christmas tree using paper plates

What you need:

  • paper plate
  • painted green
  • paint brush
  • drag
  • glue
  • pencil
  • paper or foam for the star
  • brown cover
  • pom-poms (different colors)

Step-by-step instructions

Paper plate tree

Take a paper plate and let your child color it with green paint. Tempera paint and acrylic paint work well. Be sure to use a non-toxic variety (check the label on the bottle) if you make this Christmas paper plate craft for toddlers or preschoolers.

Older children can cut the paper plate into 3 pieces themselves (you can also talk about fractions at this point), while for younger children you may have to cut this for them.

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Aim to make the pieces even, but this craft works well even if the pieces are cut unevenly.

It’s time to glue. Apply glue to the top of one third and glue another one on top, overlapping slightly. Do the same with the third one.

The Christmas tree is almost assembled.


Have children draw star shapes with paper or foam. If you work with young children, you can use a star-shaped paper punch, which your children will enjoy.

Glue the star to the top of the tree.


A Christmas tree needs a trunk, so have your child cut a rectangle from brown cardstock, then glue it to the back of the tree.


It’s time to decorate the Christmas tree!

The tree will look extremely festive with lots of colorful pom-poms. They’re easy for little hands to grip (and great for fine motor skills, too).

Alternatively, you can also use regular paper and let children punch out different shapes with paper punches or let them crumple the paper into balls.

We love how ours turned out!

Christmas tree paper plate

Your DIY paper plate Christmas tree is complete!

DIY paper plate Christmas tree idea

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