The perfect Christmas craft to utilize the recycling bin and have fun with simple items around the house! These stamped cardboard Christmas trees also include some fun with exploring shapes including circles, triangles, and squares. If you need a quick Christmas tree craft that’s great for every age group, this one is perfect! Make a collage for Christmas decorating or turn them into stamped Christmas ornaments. Or use to decorate your own homemade Christmas cards too!
STAMPED CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
CHRISTMAS CRAFTS WITH EVERYDAY MATERIALS
When it comes to art and crafts, originality in the materials we use can make all the difference. One item known for being versatile is paper – and the diverse range of texture, color and size can allow for almost any project.
Check out our paper Christmas tree craft!
Along with folding paper to create a 3D design, you can use coloring, dyeing and other techniques to create beautiful effects. Here we use a simple stamping technique to make a fun Christmas tree craft. Even better you can raid your recycling bin for supplies!
Our Christmas activities are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun. Let’s get started with our stamped Christmas tree craft!
STAMPED CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT
- Light cardboard (cereal box)
- Acrylic paint – green, red, blue, white
- Things to stamp with – paper straws, cardboard rolls, bubble wrap
- Yellow cardstock or star stickers
STEP 1. Begin by cutting your tree shapes from the cardboard. We used empty cereal boxes for the cardboard.
TIP: The tree shape is a simple triangle with a rectangle trunk. Cut them in all different sizes.\
STEP 2. Now, set up your stamps. We used bubble wrap, paper straws, and cardboard rolls. You will need a generous amount of paint on a flat surface.
For the bubble wrap stamp, dip the bubble wrap in the paint. Do a practice stamp or two to stamp off any excess paint, then press the bubble wrap onto the cardboard.
Gently pull away the bubble wrap.
For the cardboard roll stamps, dip the end of a cardboard roll into a color of paint. Stamp across the cardboard tree in random patterns.
Then with the paper straws, dip the end of the paper straw in paint and stamp the small circles around the cardboard tree.
It’s also fun to combine the stamps on the trees, too!
STEP 3. Cut some stars out of yellow cardstock or use star stickers and stick to the top of the trees.
TIP: If you want to make stamped Christmas tree ornaments, simply punch a hole at the top and thread string or ribbon through and tie.
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