Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights & Kid’s Co-Op

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights

While looking for a Christmas craft that Sammie would like to make, I found this Light Up Christmas Tree craft. I knew Sammie would love making these and that she would get a kick out of seeing them “light up” so we decided to make some Christmas trees with tissue paper lights.

I took a piece of green construction paper, folded it in half and drew a Christmas tree shape along the fold. When I cut it out and unfolded it, we had a Christmas tree.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - tree cut out

With a hole punch, I randomly punched holes in the tree. I tried to get the holes punched evenly and not too close together. Sammie wanted to help punch some holes, but had a bit of trouble squeezing the hole punch hard enough. I helped her with punching some holes in the tree.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - hole punched tree

She wanted me to make a tree with her, so I ended up making two tree shapes with holes punched in them.

We got out our tissue paper squares and ripped each piece into four smaller pieces. We tried using the full square, but they were too big.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - tissue paper pieces

Sammie used a glue stick to put some glue around each hole. Make sure to do this over something that doesn’t matter if it gets a bit of glue on it and that won’t stick to your tree. :) Our table was covered with glue by the time we were done lol

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - using glue stick

 

Place a piece of tissue paper over each hole. Sammie liked overlapping the tissue paper to get new colours :)

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights

Here is the back of my tree when I was finished.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - back of tree

Our finished Christmas trees with tissue paper lights. I asked Sammie if she wanted to decorate the front of the trees but she wasn’t interested in decorating them.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - our finished trees

Before we hung the trees up in the window, I punched out two stars from yellow construction paper and we glued them to the tops of our trees.

This is Sammie’s Christmas tree with tissue paper lights. :) I love how her overlapping tissue paper pieces made multicoloured lights.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights - Sammie's tree

My tree hanging in the window.

Christmas Trees with Tissue Paper Lights

Later on, we cut out small rectangles from brown construction and added trunks to the bottoms of the trees.

Sammie loved how the trees “lit up” when we hung them up in the window :) She was quite fascinated by how it really looked like little lights on the trees.

These trees turned out so pretty, especially when the sun is shining through the windows.



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  5. Ok, I’m back to say we made the trees and LOVED them so much that I wrote them up for one of my WRAL: Go Ask Mom craft posts with a link back to you. I just sent it in, so I’ll be back to let you know the link once it gets posted (usually within a few days to a week). Thanks for sharing such a cute craft! :)
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