Paper Accordion Fold Christmas Tree and Free Template for Kids

Kids can make a pretty folded paper Christmas Tree craft with our easy step-by-step directions and free template. Watch our video tutorial and start crafting….

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Kids can make a pretty folded paper Christmas Tree craft with our easy step-by-step directions and free template. Watch our video tutorial and start crafting.

Make an accordion folded Christmas tree to brighten your holiday season. This craft is fun to make and doesn’t require making a mess for the kids to be creative. Their tree will look so cute standing up on your mantel or hanging up on display. Grab the free template and start crafting.

We used sequins, puff balls, and stickers to decorate our trees. You can use whatever Christmas embellishments you have at home like buttons, stickers, or make your own decorations out of paper. You could also leave your tree bare, the three tiered tree looks lovely all on its own.

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My kids had so much fun making their Christmas trees. They found the cutting to be easy, the folding to be fast, and the decorating to be fun. I LOVE how each little tree turned out differently.

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Paper Accordion Christmas Tree

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SUPPLIES:

  • 3 pieces of Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”-affiliate link (We used a different color for each section. Normally we use cardstock but we chose to use regular printer paper for this craft because it’s easier for kids to fold.)
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Optional: Decorations like stickers, sequins, buttons, puff balls…
  • Optional: Clothespins if you want the tree to stand up

DIRECTIONS:

You can watch our short craft tutorial video or continue to the directions below. You can also print the directions at the end of this post to make craft time easy!

Print the Christmas Tree template out. We used a different paper color for each section.

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Cut out the template and align them together with the largest piece of paper on the bottom, next the middle sized piece, and the smallest piece on top.

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Start at one of the short sides and accordion fold all three pieces of paper until you reach the end. Be careful to make sure the three pieces of paper stay aligned.

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Staple the top of the tree together. We used one staple on each side since the paper is pretty thick. If your stapler won’t make it through all the layers you can use a rubber band to secure the top.

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Open the bottom of the Christmas tree up and decorate the tree with craft supplies.

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To make the tree stand up, clip one or two clothespins to the back to make a stand like a picture frame.

Paper Accordion Christmas Tree and Free Template for Kids: Kids can make a pretty folded paper Christmas Tree craft with our easy step-by-step directions and free template. (#christmas #kidscraft #craft #papercraft #christmastree #kidsactivity)

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Paper Accordion Christmas Tree

Kids can make a pretty folded paper Christmas Tree craft with our easy step-by-step directions and free template.
Keyword: Christmas, Craft

Materials

  • 3 pieces of Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Optional: Decorations like stickers, sequins, buttons, puff balls…
  • Optional: Clothespins if you want the tree to stand up

Instructions

  • rint the Christmas Tree template out. We used a different paper color for each section.
    Cut out the template and align them together with the largest piece of paper on the bottom, next the middle sized piece, and the smallest piece on top.
    Start at one of the short sides and accordion fold all three pieces of paper until you reach the end. Be careful to make sure the three pieces of paper stay aligned.
    Staple the top of the tree together. We used one staple on each side since the paper is pretty thick. If your stapler won't make it through all the layers you can use a rubber band to secure the top.
    Open the bottom of the Christmas tree up and decorate the tree with craft supplies.
    To make the tree stand up, clip one or two clothespins to the back to make a stand like a picture frame.

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