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Make your own Christmas Tree

by on Dec 14th, 2010

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In my opinion, Christmas just wouldn’t be complete without a tree. It is only my 2nd year of teaching and still I wish we had a tree in our classroom. I want to buy one but it’s kinda more expensive than I want it to be. Hence, my partner and I decided to make our own Christmas tree… or rather, let the kids make their own tree.

We didn’t want it to be just any tree, we wanted a big tree they could display at home.

What you will need

  • Green paper
  • Tissue Core
  • Barbecue Stick
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Colored crepe paper/tissue paper
  • Cotton
  • Gift wrapping paper
  • Sequins
  • Other scrap-booking materials


Step 1: Cut out 3 triangles of different sizes for the tree. 2 for each size.

Step 2: Glue theĀ  tissue core at the bottom and a barbecue stick in the middle for extra support.

Step 3: Close up the Christmas tree by gluing on the other side

Step 4: Cut out some holiday wrapping paper and ball-up some colored tissue papers to be used as decoration


Step 1: Glue the cotton unto the Christmas tree. (I showed the kids 2 varieties and asked them if they wanted the cotton in layers or zigzag)

Step 2: Let them glue on the sequins, balled-up tissue paper, cut-out wrapping paper and other materials you have (For some kids, we just handed them all the materials and they came up with their own styles)

Step 3: Glue on the star for the final touch

Happy Holidays everyone!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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