Christmas Tree Lighting

We inaugurated the holiday season by putting up our Christmas tree, so it was only fitting that we kicked off our crafting with that as well.

Behold…my paper version of it:


Materials


Print and color the template. Note that the tree insert (page 2) does not visually make sense when viewed on its own; color only the sections where the tree is visible.


Fold the tree (page 1) vertically in half, then cut along the solid lines. Start cutting from the fold but do not cut all the way across to the edge of the paper.


Cut out the tree insert (page 2) and weave it into the slits of the tree (page 1). I started from the bottom, so the insert went over, then under, over under, etc.


Using the dotted lines on the insert as reference, align the insert so that the ornaments are hidden behind the slits of the tree.


Pull the insert down to “light” the tree.

My kids’ Christmas trees: my 15 month old only wanted to paint in purple, while my five year old wanted a rainbow tree.

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