My daughter came home from school today with this Recycled Magazine Christmas Tree. She excitedly told me that this was a craft I should definitely put on Kidz Activities. A Christmas Tree Craft made by a kid for other kids – I thought that was a great idea. So I asked her to demonstrate how she made it, while I took pictures. And she happily did. So here she is demonstrating this awesome Christmas Tree Craft – that would make a great craft for preschool kids too. No glue. Just simple folding of an old, recycled magazine.
Recycled Magazine Christmas Tree
What you need to make a Recycled Magazine Christmas Tree:
- An Old, Thick Magazine
And that’s it! All of the items below are optional:
- Green paint
- Strips of paper or any other Christmas decor
- A Star cutout
How to make this Recycled Magazine Christmas Tree:
- Open the magazine to its first page. Hold the top right corner of the page. Pull this corner down towards the spine of the magazine, creating a triangle. Smooth this out (top left photo).
- Fold the same page towards the spine again, creating a thinner triangle (top right photo).
- Notice the extra flap at the bottom of the page? Fold this inwards to create a flat bottom (bottom photos). Preschool kids can simply fold it up, which will also work.
- Repeat steps #1 to 3 throughout the entire magazine.
- When you are finished, cut off the front and back cover pages of the magazine. Secure the 2 folded ends of the magazine with tape.
- Optional: Paint the tree. Add some glitter. Decorate the tree with strips of paper. And add a star cutout on the top.
Wasn’t this a fun and easy craft? It’s a beautiful Christmas table top decoration that your child will definitely be proud of. We hope you liked this recycled magazine Christmas tree for kids, by kids.
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