Felt Christmas Tree The Kids Can Decorate

by Aubrey on December 7, 2011

Felt Christmas Tree for Kids

How many times have you had to tell your toddlers to leave the Christmas tree ornaments alone?  With this felt tree, they can decorate and redecorate until their hearts content.  I have a friend that works from home who is always finding ways to keep her kids busy while she is working.  She shared this idea with me, and I’m so glad that she did!  My girls have had so much fun, and it is great way to involve the festivities of the season in a way mom doesn’t have to help.  Perfect for the “I can do it myself” age. Oh, and no mess!

This tree can be done as simple or as fancy as you would like.  I choose to do mine very simple so that I would get it done.  :)

Supplies:

  • green and brown felt and a variety of other colors
  • scissors
  • cookie cutters
  • white or silver marker for candy cane stripes
  • hot glue gun (optional)

First cut out a large triangle for the tree.  Then glue a rectangle of brown felt for the trunk (optional).  Choose a wall space and pin it to the wall or you could even use double sided tape.

Trace different shapes of cookie cutters and cut them out.  I doubled and tripled the felt when I cut so that I could cut out more at a time.

Simple right!?  At least a daily half an hour of keep them busy so you can get something done time!

Happy tree trimming!

*Aubrey*

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

ste December 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Are you putting that stick-on velcro on the backs of the ornaments?

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Aubrey December 7, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I didn’t, the felt stays on pretty good on its own.

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kate December 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm

The simple ideas are always THE BEST! love it Aubrey.

smiles across the miles:O)

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Elaine December 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm

love this! I think I’ll make it for my 2 1/2 yr old!

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cj December 8, 2011 at 12:10 am

Where did you get a felt for the tree that size? Love this idea so! :)

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Pattyann December 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

I could totally see using this one as an advent calendar!! Especially if you used a sharpie to put numbers on the felt!!

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Destri December 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

Pattyann I was thinking the same thing! I even wrote it down for next year! You know what they say about great minds ;)

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kate December 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I have to forward you the Advent calendar that a friend of mine sells… :O)

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Suzanne December 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

what fun idea I wish I would have thought of this when my kids were small.

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Beth December 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

This is awesome! How do you get the ornaments to stick? Does felt just naturally stick to itself? (I should probably already know this!) Thank you for this great idea.

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Tonja December 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

How big did you make the tree, Please???
Thanks Tonja

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Catherine December 20, 2011 at 7:18 am

Thank you so much for the inspiration. I took it a little further and put it on coroplast so that I could add lights. It`s the best project I`ve done with the kids so far.
http://rambleoncat.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-is-coming.html

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danielle October 27, 2012 at 8:26 am

Where. Did you find felt big enough to make the tree?

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Tara November 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

How did you stick it to wall?

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Brooke November 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

How did you get the tree to stay on the wall? Having trouble!

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Destri November 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I think Aubrey pinned it, but I have used used double sided tape which doesn’t work with all types of felt. I think the best option would be to use those slightly domed tacked that would lie flush with the wall so little fingers can’t pull them out :)
Hope this helps!

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