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Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Suncatcher Craft

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This Christmas tree tissue paper suncatcher is an easy Christmas craft for kids to make at home or at school. 

I love how simple it is to make and it looks so pretty hung up in the window. Yes, even in winter!

The sun streaming through gives the Christmas tree a faux stained glass look.

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Completed Christmas Tree suncatcher made with tissue paper on snowy window. Above craft project is a green square with white text that says Christmas Tree Suncatcher Craft.

Tissue Paper Christmas Tree Suncatcher

Creating holiday crafts is a great way to keep the kids busy during winter break. We definitely tend to craft even this time of the year. 

These Christmas tree suncatchers use a few common craft supplies and only take about 20 minutes to complete (plus drying time).

Making tissue paper suncatchers is a fun fine motor activity for preschool and kindergarten children that provides cutting and gluing practice. 

Older children will also enjoy this quick craft that they can complete on their own.

Finished evergreen tree shaped suncatcher made with tissue paper on window. Can see grass and leaves outside on the lawn.

It’s also the perfect craft project if you want the kids to craft with minimal mess.

If you don’t have tissue paper on hand, you can still use the Christmas tree craft template for other projects. 

For example, kids can paint it, glue pom poms or sequins to or they can use it as a coloring page!

Christmas Tree Suncatcher Craft Supplies:

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How to Make a Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Suncatcher:

First you will need to download and print out our printable Christmas tree craft template. It is for your personal use at home or for your personal classroom only.

I recommend using regular printer paper for this project. The light will shine through plain printer paper easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.

Light blue tray with assorted colors of pre-cut tissue paper squares next to two Christmas tree suncatcher templates covered with glued on tissue paper and two bottles of school glue.

Next you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares in a variety of colors. You can also buy pre-cut tissue paper squares for a quick and easy project.

Younger children could also rip the tissue paper into smaller pieces and older children could cut their own.

Then it is time to start gluing! Use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire tree shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.

Set the suncatchers aside to dry.

Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.

Now you have pretty Christmas tree faux stained glass suncatchers made with tissue paper to hang in the window and enjoy! 

Use self-adhesive laminating sheets for a homemade Christmas decoration you can enjoy again, year after year and these removable mounting tabs to make it super easy to display them around your home.

Close view of completed Christmas tree suncatcher hanging on snowy window.

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Close view of completed Christmas tree suncatcher hanging on snowy window.

Christmas Tree Suncatcher

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This quick and easy Christmas craft for kids makes a pretty tissue paper Christmas tree suncatcher you can place in your window.

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets (optional)
  • Scotch(R) Removable Wall Mounting Tabs (optional)

Instructions

  1. First you will need to download and print out our printable Christmas tree craft template. It is for your personal use at home or for your personal classroom only.
  2. Next you will need to cut your tissue paper into small one inch squares in a variety of colors.
  3. Then use liquid glue or glue sticks to cover the entire tree shape with tissue paper. It’s okay if the tissue paper overlaps or goes over the edges.
  4. Set the suncatchers aside to dry.
  5. Once the glue is dry, cut out the template.
  6. Now it is ready to hang in a window!

Notes

The light will shine through plain printer paper easier than a heavier weight paper like cardstock.

For minimal prep, you can buy pre-cut tissue paper squares.

Laminate and use removable mounting tabs to create a decoration that will last and is easy to hang up and take down.

Did you make this project?

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