Easy Scrape Painting Christmas Tree for Kids

Celebrate the holidays by making this scrape painting Christmas tree with your kids. We love using this cool technique to paint. It’s a super fun and easy craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children. You only need a few supplies, and the results are really cool. Scroll down to get all the details!

scrape painting Christmas tree

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Supplies for Scrape Painting Christmas Tree

scrape painting Christmas tree


  1. First, download, print then cut out the free Christmas tree templates. See supplies to get the template. If you have a cutting machine like a Cricut, search for a Christmas tree image then cut.
  2. Next, add a few drops of paint on white cardstock. Use different shades of green paint or vibrant colors.
  3. Take the cardboard square and scrape the paint across the white cardstock. Start at the top and move downward. Now move in a different direction. Try not to scrape the paper more than 3 or 4 times. Set aside to dry.
  4. Finally, use a pencil to trace the tree templates on the painted cardstocks then cut. Add a star shaped sticker to the top of the Christmas tree.

We love using this scrape painting technique. The results will always vary and that’s what makes it unique. You can make multiple trees then create a garland.

scrape painting Christmas tree for kids

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