Paint Chip Christmas Trees

Paint Chips are available in a wonderful array of colors. This Christmas Tree is created by cutting up a variety of green shades into tiny pieces and then making a christmas tree collage. Requires a bit of patience and dexterity, so probably not the best project for the youngest kids.

Paint Chip Christmas Trees

Project Info

Difficulty Slightly challenging
Duration 15-30 minutes
Age 5+
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  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Paint Chips in Shades of Green, Brown, Red, Blue and Yellow
  • Scissors
  • White Card


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  • Step 4

  1. Using scissors cut the (several shades of) green Paint Chips into lots of tiny pieces.
  2. Draw a Christmas tree shape on the card
  3. Paint Glue onto the Christmas Tree Shape
  4. Place the pieces of green paint chips onto the Christmas Tree Shape
  5. Using a hole punch; punch holes into the red, blue and yellow paint chips.
  6. Put dots of glue all over the Christmas Tree - place the red and blue punched circles over these dots - as decorations on your tree.
  7. Put a large dot of glue on the top of the tree and arrange 3 yellow punched circles to create a star.
  8. Cut a trunk shape from a brown paint chip and affix to the bottom of the tree.


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Useful supplies

Wausau Creative Collection Classics  Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12 X 12 Inches, 72 Count (46408-02)
$10.95 Buy on Amazon
Fiskars 1/8 Inch Hand Punch, Circle
$5.86 Buy on Amazon
Printworks White Cardstock, 67 lb, 96 Bright, FSC Certified, 70 Sheets, 8.5 x 11 Inch (00550)
$11.67 Buy on Amazon
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 7.625 Ounces, 1 Count

Related Books

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story (Picture Puffin Books), by Gloria Houston
The Lonely Christmas Tree (Illustrated), by Shannon Glenn
Why Christmas Trees Aren't Perfect, by Richard H. Schneider
$18.99 Buy on Amazon
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, by Robert Barry
$10.22 Buy on Amazon

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