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:
How to make your Styrofoam Christmas Tree Craft
- Styrofoam cone
- Styrofoam star
- Green tissue paper
- Yellow paint
- Gold glitter
- Jingle bells
- Red beads
- Paint brush
- Wooden dowel (small)
- Foam disposable paint brush
- 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
- Glue the beads and jingle bells onto the cone over the paper as
- 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.