The Best Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

yarn wrapped Christmas tree craft for kids

We are in full crafting mode at home. This is the best time of the year for fun art projects and creating memories. Make this yarn wrapped Christmas tree craft to celebrate the holiday season. It’s a great activity for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids. The little ones can work on their fine motor skills while creating something festive! What I love about this activity is that you can customize your tree with different color pom poms or use any shade of green paint. I’m sharing all the details below!

yarned wrapped Christmas tree craft for kids

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Supplies for Yarn Wrapped Christmas Tree

yarn wrapped Christmas tree craft for kids


  1. First, use a pencil to draw a triangle on recycled cardboard then cut. You can use a pizza box, cereal box, snack box or shipping box.
  2. Next, add green paint to a paper plate or paint palette. Apply green paint to the triangle shaped cardboard using a foam brush. Completely cover the cardboard with paint then set it aside to dry.
  3. Tape the beginning of your green yarn to the back of your painted cardboard. Now, wrap it with the green yarn in different directions. Don’t completely cover the cardboard. When finished, tape the end of the yarn to the back of the cardboard. This will be your Christmas tree.
  4. Glue pom poms to the yarn wrapped Christmas tree to represent ornaments.
  5. Attach a foam star sticker at the top of the tree. If you don’t have one, you can cut a star shape from yellow or gold cardstock. You can also cut a star from scraps of the recycled cardboard then paint it yellow.
  6. Finally, cut a small rectangle from recycled cardboard to create a trunk. Glue it to the bottom of the tree. I suggest gluing it the back of the cardboard.

Watch the video below to see how to make this yarn wrapped Christmas tree craft. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

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