Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers to Do with Adults

How do you make a Christmas tree for a toddler?

Christmas decor will never be complete without the classic telltale sign of Christmas: a Christmas tree! However, if you are with a toddler, then getting a huge and real Christmas tree with sharp, breakable, and dangerous ornaments and materials in it will probably not be your best choice. 

But no, that also does not mean that you will have to skip getting a Christmas tree. Instead, you can actually revamp your view of a classic Christmas tree to a toddler-friendly Christmas tree!

With that said, here are some tips on how you and your toddler can make your own Christmas tree: 

  • Get a fake tree. A real Christmas tree can sometimes have these rough and sharp surfaces especially on the branches which can be dangerous once your toddlers get near it. A good solution for this is to make a fake one! You can do a felt Christmas tree that your toddler can easily participate in making. Another one is making a Christmas tree through popsicle sticks. You can also try making a tree using a paper plate, or paper cut outs.
  • Shatterproof ornaments. It is a smart decision to get some shatterproof ornaments since no matter how high you put them on the tree, your toddler will find a way to pull them off and throw them into the ground.
  • Decorate with toys. If you have a lot of small toys lying around (like legos, small toy cars, etc) then feel free to use these as ornaments! If your toddler also has tons of stuffed toys, then place them under the tree.

The sky is the limit when it comes to making your own Christmas tree so let your imagination do the work!

How do you make Christmas tree decorations for kids?

Decorating a Christmas tree is a traditional family Christmas activity since families usually get together and bond while they are decorating the tree. But if you have toddlers in your home, then why not design your Christmas tree something that will make your kids happy? Here are some Christmas tree decoration ideas your kids will surely love:

  • Felt decor – aside from felt being barely dangerous for kids, making a felt decor will also be a fun activity for your kids. Let them draw their favorite figures on a felt then cut it out. Punch a hole, put a ribbon, and hang it on the tree.
  • Borrow from nature – why not make your Christmas tree look more alive by decorating it with some natural materials? Go to the backyard with your kids and get some fallen acorns and hang it on your tree!
  • Paper snowflakes – A snowflake is another symbol that just tells you Christmas is near. Cut out some paper snowflakes and hang it on the tree.
  • Cotton balls – if you have a few cotton balls to spare, then why not hang it on your tree for that snow effect? Just sew through two or three cotton balls, make a loop for hanging, and you’re done!

Christmas tree crafts

Christmas tree making and decorating should be fun for both kids and adults. With that said, here are some Christmas tree craft ideas everyone in the family will enjoy.


15. Christmas Tree Clay Pot Ornament Craft

This Christmas Clay Pot Ornament is the perfect Christmas craft for kids! Transform small flower pots into a cute Christmas tree in about 30 minutes.

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14. Edible Christmas Craft: Christmas Tree Cones

My daughter loves decorating Christmas cookies with me and making a gingerbread house. We nibble on the candy decorations while working on them, but she wants to eat the house after we are done.

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13. Glitter Snowflakes Ornaments

Add some sparkle to your holiday season with these glitter snowflakes ornaments. Here is how to make them!

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12. DIY Felt Christmas Tree Toy {Free Pattern + Tutorial}

I came up with the idea for sewing a velcro Christmas tree for toddlers to decorate while sewing my velcro turkey toy. My son loved the turkey so I knew I needed to make a Christmas version. See more DIY Creative Felt Projects For Kids.

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11. No Sew Easy Felt Christmas Ornaments

These felt Christmas ornaments are beyond simple to make, plus they’re super cute!

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10. Preschool Christmas Activity

O Water beads, O water beads, how lovely are thy branches?! Ok, those aren’t the words but this fun and easy Christmas activity for preschoolers mashes up my daughter’s two favorite things, water beads and Christmas trees!

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9. Felt Christmas Photo Ornament – Craft for Kids

This craft is perfect for kids to make homemade gifts. What grandparent, aunt or uncle would not love a homemade tree ornament filled with a picture of their loved one!

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8. Recycled Christmas Tree Craft For Kids

When we think of Christmas we think of tons of different ideas, but one thing that really stands out are Christmas trees!

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7. An Easy Traditional Origami Christmas Tree

“I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”

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6. Simple Christmas Toddler Craft

Kick off the holiday season with a fun Christmas toddler craft! This colorful Christmas ornament craft is easy to make with just a few simple materials.

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5. Triangle Christmas Tree Cards Kids Can Make

If you want to encourage your kids to make Christmas cards for family members, friends, teachers, bus drivers and anyone else who is important in their lives, these triangle Christmas tree cards are great.

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4. Cardboard Christmas Tree Craft 

Enjoy the holiday season this year with a fun homemade Christmas decoration! This festive cardboard craft Christmas tree is easy to make with just a few simple materials.

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3. Mini Terracotta Pot Snowman Kids Craft

We always make Kids Christmas Crafts at least once during the holiday season. It’s a family tradition we have been upholding through several generations of kids. This year we are making these adorable Mini Terracotta Pot Snowman Ornaments.

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2. Fun, Whimsical Christmas Tree Painting for Beginners

I love the holidays, and part of that warm, special feeling of the holidays comes from the decorations, and this year, I decided to add a simple acrylic Christmas tree painting on canvas to our assortment of Christmas decorations.

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1. Fingerprint Christmas Tree – Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

You are going to love this fingerprint Christmas tree ornament! Make salt dough fingerprint ornaments using our easy coloured salt dough ornament recipe.

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