Want a base for some lovely Christmas tree crafts? Or maybe your children want to plan out their Christmas tree before they put it up? Well, this Christmas tree outline pack will allow you and your children to create and decorate their very own trees!
I think of these templates like blank outlines which you can cut out if you wish and use as the base for loads of crafts or just as coloring pages – just print them off and crack out the coloring pencils, paints or collage materials!
There’s 5 different Christmas tree outlines included, a basic Christmas tree, a basic one with a star, a Christmas tree outline with presents – them two which are decorated – one with presents.
It’s up to you what you decide to do with them but there’s a few ideas below.
So here you go – enjoy!
Other winter activities you and your little ones may like:
- Christmas Phonics Game
- Build A Santa
- Build A Snowman
- Snowman Craft Templates
- Penguin Letter Matching Game
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
Which skills your little ones will develop depends largely on how you plan to use these printable Christmas tree templates. Here’s a few that they could improve if you decide to get all crafty with them:
- Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the template all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the template neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – if they’re going to use the template as a base for a collage, they’ll need to use their pincer grip to pick up the pieces and carefully put them where they want them to go
- Creativity – as the template is basically a blank canvas, your children will have a lot of space to exercise their creativity and decide how they want to personalize it
- Hand-eye coordination – to be able to understand what they are seeing and get their hands to go where they want them to go
- Hand and finger strength – the ability to be able to apply enough pressure to make marks on the page and hold the pencil firmly
- Pencil Control – they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring this template in
These Christmas tree outlines will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to make their creation look exactly as they want it to and may be practicing skills they are not completely confident with.
How To Prepare This Christmas Tree Outline
First you’re going to want to download the Christmas tree templates by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
Materials you May need:
- Safety scissors
- Card Stock or Craft Paper
- Some coloring pencils or pens
Once you’ve downloaded the template, you’ll need to print it off onto paper or card depending on what you plan on using it for.
After that you’re all done!
Let your children’s creativity run wild!
A Couple Ideas For The Printable Christmas Tree Outlines to Get The Creative Juices Flowing
I expect you have an idea how you’d like to use these templates, but why stop at just one idea? You can print out as many copies as you like so here’s a few extra ideas:
You can obviously just give your kids a template and let them use it as a coloring page.
It’s good to just let them experiment sometimes and marvel at what they can create.
Sometimes though, it might be nice to give them a few ideas. Who says Christmas trees have to be green? Bright pink? Go for it! How about stripy or patchwork tree? What decorations will they design?
So now they’ve colored in the Christmas tree, how about adding in their own background? Maybe have a look at some winter scenes in a book or online for inspiration and to teach them some researching skills.
Give them a blank piece of paper and see if they can use them as inspiration and make their own winter scene.
Or forget the pencils and crayons altogether and crack out the paints and let them practice brush control while carefully painting them. You can make some really nice backgrounds by mixing a few water colors – how about a winter sunset with a silhouetted Christmas tree?
They could obviously also use the Christmas tree outline as the base for crafts.
They’d be great to do some collaging with. Just rip up some tissue or colored paper, get out the glue and get sticking. Or do you know what would would be great? Gathering some actual leaves from outside – and how about a bit of cotton wool for some soft, fluffy snow on the grounds or the tips of the leaves?
Pompoms and pipe cleaners could also be great for some baubles and tinsel, and how about actual pieces of wrapping paper for the presents?
If you print the Christmas trees 4 to a page and cut them out after they have colored / decorated them, you could them stick them onto a background they have made on card to make their very own winter scene.
There’s so much you could do with them so let them get creative and have fun!
You could also use the Christmas tree outline as a base for a Christmas card – decorate the front and write on the back or print it our twice and stick them together to create a card which stands up.
Whatever you do with them, have fun and I’d love to see what your little ones create!