Pom Pom Painting Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers

Today we’re back for more Christmas Play Days inspiration. This week I’m joining Play Trains!Buggy and BuddyMy Nearest and Dearest, Nothing if Not Intentional, and Fun-A-Day! to bring you Christmas related play ideas.

Since we first tried it last year, the girls have often asked to paint with pom poms.  I knew they would both like painting a Christmas tree craft using this technique, but it is especially great for toddlers.

Christmas Tree Craft


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  • Paper cut into the shape of a Christmas tree. We used colored copy paper, but a heavier card stock or light cardboard may have been a better choice.
  • Clothespins
  • Pom Poms-You can choose to match the color to the paint to add in some color matching practice and help little ones remember where to put their pom pom brushes.
  • Paint

Christmas Tree Craft


Christmas Tree Craft

Both of the girls decorated their Christmas trees. It might have been fun to make an even larger version on a big piece of cardboard, but they were very happy with their little Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Craft

Continue the Fun

When possible it’s great to read a book together to go along with a craft activity. This can reinforce the activity and help make sure you’re reading together often.  Before or after doing this painting with pom poms activity try reading one of these favorite stories about Christmas trees:

Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect

The Pine Tree Parable

The Little Fir Tree

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

Visit the other sites participating in the Christmas Play Days series to find more fun ways to play this holiday season.

Scented Wreath Craft for Kids  by My Nearest and Dearest

Holiday Breakfast Train by Play Trains!

Toddler Christmas Activity: Decorate the Christmas Trees by Buggy and Buddy

Christmas Discovery Boxes–Play Idea for Babies and Toddlers by Nothing if Not Intentional

Fine Motor Christmas Trees by Fun-A-Day!

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  1. I love the pom pom idea – my twins will adore doing this!

    I’ve featured it this week on the Sunday Showcase: Fun ways to learn at Christmas http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/12/14/christmas-learning-activities.html

  2. This is such a FUN idea for Christmas Play!! Love the creative way to paint!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at TGIF. I featured it today here – http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/12/tgif-linky-party-105.html.

    I hope to see you linked up again later today. Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  3. Oh this is super cute! I love how the pom pom matches the paint colors. What a fun idea for some Christmas painting!

  4. I think it would be so fun to paint the ornaments on with those colorful pompoms — great idea!

  5. What a cute idea! I bet you my two year old would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sweet and simple! Love it. 🙂

  7. Beautifully simple art project for the little ones! 🙂 Love it.

  8. This is such a creative and simple invitation to create (and learn)! My Sammy would love it as it uses his 3 most favourite things – pom pom, clothes pins, and paint!

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