DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree Craftivity

Happy December, everyone!

Let’s celebrate this month with some fun cardboard crafts that every one can make with their kids at home. By repurposing cardboard and using supplies at home, you can have Christmas fun without breaking the bank.

But first, it’s been forever since I’ve posted on here. I’ve been busy growing my other socials and I’ve neglected actually writing our activities and adventures. My goal is to get back into writing and sharing on here as I did before. If you’ve been missing out or want to see more of our every day things, make sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube — we’re on all the things now, lol.

Anyways, let’s get back to the DIY Cardboard Christmas Tree.

This was really easy to make and took minimal prep. It made for a cute and easy decoration that Mila loved to make. Here’s what you need for this activity:

To prep for this activity, all i did was cut my cardboard in the pieces I needed. I did three triangular pieces for the actual tree, a star for the topper, and a rectangle for the trunk. Then, I just painted the tree white and the star golden. You could easily not paint it or paint it whatever color. Do what’s best for you!

Once you have all the pieces cut and the paint is dried, just hot glue the pieces together to make it look like a tree.

Then, have your child use Dauber Dawgs, markers, or stickers to decorate the tree.

I absolutely love the rainbow look Mila made. Her room is decorated for Christmas this year in a rainbow themed; so this craftivity fits right in.

For a closer look in how we made this, check out this video.

Even though this activity is simple, Mila loved being able to create this cardboard tree. She loves to decorate so it made it fun watching her figure out what colors to use and the pattern they were in. Not only was it fun, she got to work on so many skills too!

I think we’ll definitely do this craftivity again in the future and see how her style changes as she gets older. I love making these types of memories and preserving them too.


I’m so thankful for Cameron Frank Products. They gifted Mila and me the Dauber Dawgs which are perfect for crafts and educational activities. It would make a perfect Christmas gift for kids who love to craft. Their boxes even come with activity sheets, which was a huge hit with Mila. You can find the one we had through this link OR others too.


What fun crafts and activities are you doing this holiday season? Let me know in the comments.

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