There is so much you can do with some cardstock and our free Christmas tree printable below. I love simple projects that look amazing but don’t take a ton of time, supplies, or craftiness to do! These famous artist inspired Christmas tree ornaments will add an unique look to your tree and are easy to do at home or in the classroom. We have tons of fun DIY Christmas ornaments for the kiddos to make!


Who was Piet Mondrian?

Piet Mondrian was a famous artist best known for his abstract paintings. Abstract art is art that does not show things that are recognizable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colors, shapes and textures to achieve their effect.

Mondrian is celebrated as a founder of De Stijl, a Dutch art movement of artists and architects. Check out more Mondrian art activities

Although he is best known for his abstract paintings made from squares and rectangles, Piet Mondrian started out painting realistic scenes. He especially like painting trees. The influence of Mondrian’s art can be seen in many other things – from furniture to fashion.

Make these fun and colorful Christmas tree ornaments below in an abstract style inspired by Piet Mondrian.

Why Study Famous Artists?

Studying the artwork of the masters not only influences your artistic style but even improves your skills and decisions when creating your own original work.

It is great for kids to be exposed to different styles of art, experiment with different mediums, and techniques through our famous artist art projects.

Kids may even find an artist or artists whose work they really like and will inspire them to do more of their own artwork.

Why is learning about art from the past important?

  • Kids who are exposed to art have an appreciation for beauty!
  • Kids who study art history feel a connection to the past!
  • Art discussions develop critical thinking skills!
  • Kids who study art learn about diversity at a young age!
  • Art history can inspire curiosity!

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources to help you introduce art more effectively to your kids or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Click here to get your free famous artist Christmas tree printable!

Mondrian Christmas Tree Ornaments

We have a variety of artist-inspired Christmas ornaments and projects to make!


  • Christmas tree template
  • Ruler
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Colored cardstock


STEP 1. Print out the Christmas tree template.

STEP 2. Using a black marker and ruler, draw lines to divide the Christmas trees into sections. See if you can make a pattern with the lines you add!


STEP 3. Color each section a different color. Mondrian typically used red, blue, yellow and white in his designs.


STEP 4. Cut out the paper trees and glue to colored cardstock. Cut around the glue tree.


STEP 5. Tape a string to the back to hang your Christmas ornaments.


More Famous Artist Christmas Crafts for Kids

Printable Winter Holiday Art Projects Pack

Celebrate the Winter season with themed art!

Everything you need is included in this Winter Holiday Art Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Winter.

Snowflakes, Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!