Here’s a fun kid-made Christmas decoration, a cardboard tube Christmas tree craft made with handprints!
My preschooler and I made it together as a mommy and me craft. She loves it! It’s easy to make and an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays. You could even add sequins, pom poms, buttons, and so on as ornaments.
Empty paper towel tube
Green and brown construction paper
Glue or tape
How to make the Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree Craft
We used our sparkly green paint to make the tree since Little Sister likes everything to be sparkly. I placed a small amount on the palm of her hand. She rubbed her hands together spreading the paint until the palm sides were completely covered. I used a paintbrush to go over the parts that she missed.
Fill the page with handprints. We made six total. You may use more or less depending on the size of the child’s hands. Make a 2nd sheet of handprints if needed.
Cut a sheet of brown construction paper so that it wraps around the paper towel tube. Tape or glue it on.
Cut around the handprints. Glue or tape them to the front of the brown paper towel tube. We did three on the bottom, two in the middle, and one on top. Little Sister added a star sticker to the top.
Make even slits all the way around the bottom of the tube. Fold them upwards. This doubles as a stand for your tree and as a place to for the ‘snow.’ Add a glue to the top sides of each slit. Spread two cotton balls around the tree.
Now you have a fun kid-made Christmas decoration!
More Christmas Tree Crafts for Kids
- Preschool Christmas Tree Craft made with Handprints
- Single Handprint Christmas Tree
- Footprint Tree
- Round Up of Handprint and Footprint Christmas Trees