Preschool Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft
This adorable Christmas tree craft is a fun way for your preschooler to work on fine motor development and create a fun craft that they can display or gift to someone special.
You likely already have the materials needed for this craft on hand!
Depending on your child's age and developmental level they will need some level of support while creating this craft. This is a great craft to do together with your preschooler. We have supplied detailed instructions including step-by-step photos to support the creation of this craft.
Begin by folding the paper plate.
You want to fold the plate in thirds. Bring one side toward the middle, then bring the other side, until you have a rounded bottom triangle.
Now, paint all parts you can see of the folded paper plate. We used a “decorative” paper plate, which had a design around the rim. If you’re using the same then it may need two coats. Let dry completely.
Next, punch holes along both sides.
Cut a long strand of green yarn. Tape one end to the back of the paper plate.
Wrap the other end with tape to make it easier to lace.
And start lacing the yarn through the holes.
Once you’re finished lacing, tape the final end to the back of the paper plate.
Then, glue your decorative baubles around the tree. We used poms and self-adhesive gems, but sequins or buttons would be cute, too.
Top the tree with a glittery foam star.
Finally, clamp a clothespin on the bottom of the tree for the trunk
Display your completed craft with pride or give as a lovely gift to someone special.
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