Our styrofoam Christmas tree craft has a variety of new textures and materials that are appealing to kids. Plus, this craft is just plain fun to do! Kids get to paint over styrofoam with glue and paint, rip apart tissue paper, and play with glitter and in the end they will have created a beautiful craft that is even worthy of being given as a homemade Christmas gift. Even though it looks more difficult, with some supervision and prep work, this is a fantastic toddler craft. Our daughter loved helping stick on the green tissue paper (after she was done throwing it in the air and yelling "snow"!). We hope your children enjoy it as much as she did!

What you'll need:

  • Styrofoam cone
  • Styrofoam star
  • Green tissue paper
  • Yellow paint
  • Gold glitter
  • Glue
  • Jingle bells
  • Red beads
  • Paint brush
  • Wooden dowel (small)
  • Foam disposable paint brush
How to make your Styrofoam Christmas Tree Craft
  • Paint the styrofoam star yellow and set aside to dry.  Use glue to put gold glitter onto the star
  • Rip the green tissue paper into small pieces and crumble slightly.  Use the foam paintbrush to "paint" a coat of glue onto the styrofoam cone.  Press the tissue paper into the glue so that the entire cone is covered. 
  • Glue the beads and jingle bells onto the cone over the paper as ornaments.
  • Cut or break the wooden dowel in half.  Push half of the wooden dowel into the star and down into the top of the cone.