Sparkly Christmas Tree

I was so excited by the results of this festive holiday project. It's simple to do, but engaging for kids of any age - and the results are so pretty. You can make the finished trees into pictures - or turn them into special, one of a kind greetings cards.

Sparkly Christmas Tree

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 minutes
Age Any
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  • Brown Card or Paper
  • Coffee Filter
  • Glitter
  • Green Card or Paper
  • Watercolor Paints
  • White School Glue


  • Step 4

  1. Make the coffee filter damp by brushing or spraying it with water.
  2. Put dots of different colors of watercolor paint all over the coffee filter. The colors will spread and mingle.
  3. Once the paint is dry, squirt glue over the coffee filter in random patterns.
  4. Sprinkle glitter all over the wet glue.
  5. Allow to dry
  6. Cut small circles from the coffee filter. Your baubles are now complete.
  7. Cut out a Christmas Tree Shape from the green card / paper.
  8. Cut out a Trunk Shape from the brown card / paper and attach to the Tree using glue.
  9. Glue the coffee filter baubles onto the Christmas Tree.


  1. You can use a brown paper bag to create the trunk of the Christmas Tree.


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Useful supplies

Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 3 Pack
$6.95 Buy on Amazon
Crayola 24 Ct Washable Watercolors Easy to Clean Up, 24 Bright Washable Watercolor Paints, 1 Paintbrush, Ages 3+
$4.32 Buy on Amazon
SunWorks Smart-Stack Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, 11 Colors, 300 Count (6525)
$8.91 Buy on Amazon
Sulyn Holographic Glitter Sample Pack, Non-Toxic Variety Pack, 9 Assorted Colors, 0.63 ounces, 18 grams, SUL6654-97
$6.12 Buy on Amazon
1 X ROCKLINE BASKET COFFEE FILTERS (8-12 Cup Basket) 700 Filters
$9.95 Buy on Amazon

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