DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

A felt Christmas tree is the perfect answer when you have small kids and few space in the house. This is how I did our felt Christmas tree for kids which was also a great Christmas craft activity for the kids.

Crafts for kids - Playing with the Homemade Christmas Tree
Before I get into the details on how to make a felt Christmas tree for kids, allow me to confess: we haven’t had a Christmas tree for years. Up to the point where Victoria’s school teacher asked me curiously whether in my country we don’t celebrate Christmas, because apparently Victoria had shared  with the class that we don’t have a Christmas tree at home.

Not having a Christmas Tree seems to be not done, but I am not yet quite ready to invite a piece of forest in my living room. It takes a lot of space, it’s messy and you have to repeat to your kids “Stay away from the tree” a hundred times a day. Luckily lot’s of alternatives circulate out there so i decided that a felt Christmas tree for kids to decorate will be perfect for our family.

What you’ll need to make this felt Christmas tree for kids:

  • Lots of felt: A large piece of green for the tree and lots of small pieces in different colors for the balls and the star.
  • Scissors, perforator, tape and chalk.
  • Different decorating materials such as pearls, threads, glittery paint, glue for fabric …
  • Some ready cut felt (for the small balls and hearts).

To make the felt Christmas tree for kids, start with a big piece of green felt. To have it symmetrical, I folded it in two, drew the shape of a Christmas tree and cut it out.

Kids crafts - Cutting our homemade chistmas tree

Next connect  tape to all the corners to fix it to the wall. You can use double sided tape, or improvise the way I did 🙂

Kids crafts - Taping our homemade chistmas tree

Some days before I had already prepared with Victoria loads of felt Christmas balls for our felt Christmas tree for kids.

Homemade Christmas Tree decorations made with our kids

Now that your felt Christmas tree for kids is standing, invite the kids to help you decorate it. All three of my kids were very enthusiastic about this part!

You don’t need any glue for putting the felt balls on the felt Christmas tree for kids- they stick because of static electricity. So even my smallest, Elena (1 year) was busy putting the balls on the lower part of the felt Christmas tree. As you can see she did a great job!

Crafts for kids - Homemade Christmas Tree

And so from now on, we will have our own felt Christmas tree for kids in the house.
On top this felt Christmas tree does not take too much space, makes no mess and can be used over and over again!

What have we learned from this activity:

  •  All kids practices their fine motor skills: Victoria(4,5) while decorating the balls, and Lukas(3) and Elena(1) while putting the balls on the felt Christmas tree.
  • Cooperation and playing together: This is one of the few times so far that Elena could join her older brother an sister in the play.

For alternative easy Christmas crafts for kids, check our toilet rolls Christmas tree and this simple Christmas tree from paper.

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6 Responses to DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

  1. Nikki says:

    Hello
    I’ve never worked with felt before – what thickness is best for tree and decorations? Also does it matter what the felt is made from.. It appears there is acrylic or wool?

    Thanks

  2. Brianne says:

    This is so cute. You should sell these…can I be your first customer?

  3. al says:

    I loved it. You did a great job!

    I want to do it with my little ones but I am not sure what to use to secure it to the wall so it stays securely in place throughout the season yet is removable for subsequent years. Any directives you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • Hi, I’m happy you like it! I sedured it to the wall with paper tape. I rolled in agains my finger and made it this way to stick on both sides. That was the “glue ” I used behind the tree. The benefit is that it’s easy to take out and it does not damage the wall. I hope this will work for you. Let me know what solution you used in the end 🙂

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