Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

I love simple and easy crafts! My preschooler asked to do a craft today and I pulled this together lickity-split for her and she loved it! Dot stickers make this Paper Plate Christmas Tree so simple and extra fun for kids. What kid doesn’t love stickers, right?!

It’s no secret that paper plate crafts is very simple and easy. They are so versatile, especially when it comes to making Christmas crafts. We used the fun texture of the outside rim of the paper plate as inspiration to make this fun layered Christmas tree craft.

If you are a regular around here, you know how much I love Paper Plate Crafts! We made this Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft to start out our holiday crafting and added a few learning skills into it with some lacing practice. I love how the ridge of the paper plate gives the paper plate Christmas tree craft some added texture.

How to Make a Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft


paper plate
green acrylic paint
hole punch
ribbon or yarn
brown cardstock paper or brown foam sheet
star foam sticker
sequins, small poms, or embellishments


  1. Start by painting your paper plate green. Let it dry completely.
  2. When your paper plate is dry, cut it into thirds, then cut one of the sections a bit smaller. When you layer them together with the smallest one on top, you have a Christmas Tree shape.
  3. Use your hole punch to punch six (6) holes across the bottom of each paper plate section.
  4. Cut a 12-inch section of ribbon for each paper plate section and lace them through the holes. Start by bringing the ribbon up from the back of the paper plate into the first hole and then continue through the holes, finishing with the excess ribbon hanging off the back of the paper plate.
  5. Tape the excess pieces of ribbon to the back of the paper plate to hold them in place.
  6. When you are finished lacing all your pieces, use a stapler to staple them together into your Christmas tree.
  7. Finish your paper plate Christmas tree craft by stapling (or gluing) on a brown tree stump cut out from your brown paper and adding a foam star sticker at the top.
  8. Glue on any sequin or embellishments that you would like to decorate your paper plate Christmas Tree craft. Such a beautiful piece of artwork to display for the holiday!

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