Are you looking for a simple Christmas process art activity to do with your students this year? This Fork Painted Christmas Tree is a fun and easy craft for young children to make. You can hang these holiday crafts on a bulletin board for a cheerful and festive decoration that will brighten up your classroom.
Materials Needed To Make A Fork Painted Christmas Tree:
- White Card Stock
- Plastic Fork
- Green Paint
- Paper Plate
- Yellow Craft Foam
- Brown Marker
One of my favorite things about this easy-to-make Christmas craft is that it is inexpensive to make. If you don’t already have the supplies at home or in your classroom, you can find everything you need at the dollar store.
This simple process art activity requires very little preparation too. Simply spread the green paint onto a small paper plate and lay out the rest of the materials for your students.
Doing The Fork Painted Christmas Tree Craft:
To begin making this holiday craft, your students will draw a triangle on their piece of white card stock as a guide to help them paint the tree.
Next, you students will dip the plastic fork into the green paint. They will then lift it up and press the fork onto the piece of white card stock. You want to use card stock, mixed media paper, or another heavy paper so the pain won’t soak through it.
Then, you students will continuously life the fork up and press it down on the paper to make small green lines for the trees branches.
They can also start at the top of the tree and drag the fork down the paper to create longer lines and branches. The children will continue to dip their forks in the paint and paint their trees until their triangles are filled in completely.
After the paint dries, your students will glue sequins on the tree for the ornaments. Instead of using sequins, you can also use pom poms, circle stickers, or hole punch circles out of paper.
Then, your students will cut a start out of the yellow craft foam and glue it on the top of the tree. To save time, you can also buy pre-cut foam stars.
Finally, the children will draw a rectangle on the bottom of the tree with the brown marker for the trunk.
This Fork Painted Christmas Tree would be a festive decoration for any classroom. You can also attach it to the front of a holiday card or poke a hole on the top to create an ornament your students’ families will love.
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