Last night my daughter found some left over tissue paper and she immediately started creating. She sketched out a Christmas tree and added the colorful red paper as decorative flowers. I grabbed some additional tissue paper, in green and yellow, a blank 8 x 10 canvas and this cute tissue paper Christmas Tree craft was born!
I love that my 9 yr old uses her imagination and creativity to come up with her own projects. And I love that I get to create them with my other children and share them with you!
The tissue paper Christmas tree is a great project for both preschool and elementary aged kids. The little ones might need some extra help with the glue, but older children would be able to complete this project on their own from start to finish.
Tissue Paper Christmas Tree
- white canvas (card stock would work too if you are doing this for a class)
- green tissue paper
- red tissue paper
- yellow tissue paper
- white glue
Start by preparing you tissue paper. Cut each color into 1 inch square pieces.
Sketch out the shape of a Christmas tree on your canvas with pencil. Older children will be able to do this themselves.
Add glue within the shape of the tree, a little bit at a time.
Take single pieces of tissue squares and fold them to the center to make a little flower.
Press onto the glued surface.
Continue with one piece of paper at a time until the entire tree has been filled in.
Let dry completely.