Christmas trees are so beautiful and so fun to decorate. This craft takes christmas tree decorations to a whole new level, because they change colour with this spinning paper plate craft! This is a fun craft and a great way to let your creativity shine!
- a variety of colourful paints and paintbrushes (use your imagination, and choose lots of christmas colours or your favourite colours),
- two paper plates,
- brass paper fastener,
- Trace the tree and the star onto the bottom of one of the paper plates.
- ADULTS ONLY: Using scissors or an exacto-knife, cut the star out of the paper plate. Be very careful as it can be a challenging shape to cut.
- Paint the top of one paper plate a bunch of different colours. Feel free to be as creative as you want; younger children may want to use their fingers and get really messy while older children may want to make a colour wheel in the ROY G BIV fashion.
- For an Christmas theme, paint the paper plate a bunch of different Christmas colours (green, red, white, blue, yellow).
- While the first paper plate is drying, paint the tree on the second paper plate and a background colour (I used blue like the sky) if you want.
- Mark where the middle of the tree paper plate is.
- ADULTS ONLY: Using scissors or an exacto-knife, cut small circles out of the tree part of the paper plate. Be very careful as it can be a challenging shape to cut.
- IMPORTANT: Stay about 1 inch away from the center of the christmas tree when cutting circles in the paper plate.
- Place the tree paper plate on top of the colourful paper plate and secure them together with a brass fastener through the middle.
- To play with the craft you can turn the top paper around and around and watch the ornaments of your christmas tree change colour!
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Tree Template (B&W)