We love the ornaments and Christmas decorations our little ones make each year! Isn’t it fun to pull the decorations out of the box and see what they created at different ages?

These cardstock Christmas trees can easily be taken apart and stored flat for future Christmas decorating as well. They are simple to make and can be decorated in so many ways!

Start with:

  • Cardstock Paper
  • Scissors
  • Stickers
  • Pencil/Pen (optional)

Create It!

Fold cardstock in half. Draw and cut or freehand with scissors the shape of your Christmas tree, creating two identical trees.

On one of the trees, cut halfway down the top center of the tree. For the remaining tree, cut halfway up the center from the bottom of the tree.

Slide the two cut portions together to create a three dimensional tree. You may need to slightly adjust the length of the cuts to make the tree able to stand upright.

Decorate with stickers and find a festive display area! We like placing them under the tree among the presents.

It is no secret that we love lines! We recently spent an afternoon tracing shapes to create our own unique patterns to color. It was fun to see how differently everyone’s patterns turned out using the same basic shapes.

Start with:

  • Paper
  • Pencil/Pens
  • Markers/Colored Pencils/Crayons
  • Shapes to trace

Create It!

To start, we used wooden geometrical shapes from toys and puzzles. Household items such as paper cups and coins could also be used for tracing. Or, create your own shape templates from recycled cardboard such as cereal boxes.

Next, we determined a pattern from the available shapes and traced to paper. We used markers to color in the shapes and finish our patterns!

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We love basic shapes and bright colors! For today’s project, we incorporated color coding label stickers into our doodle sketches. With only three supplies, this simple art project provided hours of fun.

Start with:

  • Paper
  • Pens/Markers/Colored Pencils
  • Assorted Label Stickers

Create It!

Begin by choosing and placing a sticker/s on paper. Use pens, markers, or colored pencils to turn the stickers into fun and colorful artwork.

We also created some doodles using only black pen with the brightly colored stickers and they really popped!