Easy Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft For Kids

My girls really love making crafts.  When we are at home, setting up a craft for them helps to keep them busy for a while.  They love being creative and enjoy the sense of achievement they get when they have completed a piece of art.  This easy Christmas tree paper plate craft is something we are going to enjoy making for the entire festive season so I thought I would share it with you too.  It took me about 10 minutes to set up and the girls really enjoyed making their decorative paper plates.

Easy Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

What Do You Need

  • Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Coloured paper – green, red, brown or whatever you have
  • Pom poms
  • PVA glue or glue sticks
  • Coloured pens – glitter pens work really well

Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft Instructions

1. Cut out some triangle shapes from a few paper plates.

Christmas tree paper plate template

2. Cut some shapes from the coloured paper.  You will need strips to make the Christmas tree, some squares to make presents to go under the tree and a trunk or pot for the base of the tree.

Paper shapes for christmas craft

3. All the kids will need to get started now is some PVA glue or glue sticks, some pom poms and some pens for decorating.

craft table

4. Turn the paper plate over to the back and paint some glue around the edges.  Then place some strips of coloured paper from one side to the other.

Christmas Tree Paper Plate craft instructions

5. Turn the plate over to the front and glue on some pom poms for Christmas baubles and a trunk on the bottom.  Your Christmas tree paper plate is starting to take shape!

Christmas Paper Plate craft idea

6. Add some square shapes that you made from the coloured paper along the bottom to make the presents under the Christmas tree.  The kids might like to decorate the presents with glitter pens.

Christmas tree with presents craft

7. Your easy Christmas tree paper plate craft is complete and just needs to be left to dry before putting on display or using as a Christmas decoration.

Are you planning to make some Christmas crafts with the kids? Make sure you pin this idea for later! 

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It would make my day if you would share this Christmas craft with your friends and followers to enjoy too.


Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. November 12, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Thank you for sharing this. I think my niece and nephew would enjoy making them 🙂

  2. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 12, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Megan would love to do this, Il have to buy some more paper plates and do it with her, we made wreaths with them last year xxx

  3. November 13, 2017 / 12:27 am

    What a simple but very effective craft project. I know my daughter would enjoy doing this – and she’d probably feel quite grown up if I gave her what she needed and left her to get on with it while I just watched!

  4. Margaret Gallagher
    November 13, 2017 / 12:38 am

    Great easy way to make Christmas fun
    Have a Christmas craft box all ready -just need the motivation!!

  5. Sidrah Ahmed
    November 13, 2017 / 2:09 am

    This is lovely and my kids love to get crafty and create things

  6. Yolanda Davis
    November 14, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    what a great idea. we’ll be trying this over the xmas holidays

  7. Jo
    November 19, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    My oldest loves anything art and craft so it’s great to find new things to make – especially when it’s simple enough to do. We made loads of Christmas decorations last year and I can see this one being a hit plus I bought a pack of paper plates to make Halloween stuff so we are ready to go lol

  8. Rebecca Hadfield
    November 20, 2017 / 8:50 am

    This looks like so much fun to do!

  9. charlaine cross
    November 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    my girls would love making these think this will be tomorrow’s craft night thanks xx

  10. sandy ralph
    November 20, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    oh christmas crafts are wonderful i love doing them this one is a new one on me and i love it

  11. Shelley Jessup
    November 21, 2017 / 2:20 am

    This is such a fun idea, my friend has been looking for christmas crafts to do with the children she looks after once school has finished & they are really young so I’ll direct her over to you 🙂

  12. November 28, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Going to try this with my children we love crafts

  13. Nikolina Vukelic
    December 12, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Thank you for these great idea!

    December 20, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I look forward to making this with my granddaughter

  15. Sandra Bald
    December 27, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    This looks great fun, I am sure my Niece would love to do this. On my list for next years craft activities for later on in 2018.
    Thanks for sharing

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