• Christmas tree template
• paper plate
• any color craft paint
• paint brush or sponge brush
• scissors
• pencil
• green construction paper
• cardstock paper: yellow and brown
• glue

Step 1:

Start by painting your paper plate. We love using a sponge brush for painting our paper plates as it’s easier and faster. Set the paper plate aside to dry completely.

Step 2:

Download the Christmas tree template and cut one of the two triangle shapes. Use the template to draw the tree in the middle of the paper plate and cut it out.

Step 3:

Cut paper strips. We used several green hues but you can stick to just one hue. Turn the paper plate with the face down and start gluing paper strips over the cut triangle shape. You can either apply glue to both ends of the paper strips or directly to the paper plate, right next to the triangle.

Step 4:

When you are done with gluing paper strips and are happy with your design, move on to cutting the star and a brown paper square for the tree trunk.