Tissue Paper Christmas Tree

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Updated on Aug 30, 2013

'Tis the season to go crazy over Christmas trees. Engage your child with a Christmas craft that will result in a timeless, brightly-colored tissue paper tree. This project is a great way to spruce up a blank wall during the holiday season, or it can be used on the cover of a Christmas card.

What You Need:

  • Colored Tissue Paper (pre-cut 1″ x 1″ squares)
  • Glue stick
  • Glue (or glitter glue)
  • Glitter
  • Pencil
  • White construction paper
  • Colored construction paper
  • Fabric flower, gift bow, or craft bird

What You Do:

  1. Draw an outline of a Christmas tree on the piece of white construction paper.
  2. Apply the glue stick to a small area of the tree.
  3. Cover the glue with tissue paper squares.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the entire tree is covered.
  5. Cut the tree out and glue it to a piece of colored construction paper.
  6. Apply dots of glue on different parts of the tree and cover the dots with glitter. You also might just want to use glitter glue like we did.
  7. After the glue has dried, shake off the excess glitter.
  8. If he wants, have him glue on a tree topper, such as a fabric flower, gift bow or craft bird to finish off his Christmas tree.