KNIFE PAINTED CHRISTMAS TREE

I love good fun crafts that don’t require a thousand and one supplies. This super easy Christmas craft is one you can do right now with your toddler or preschooler. All you need are a few basic craft supplies and a few items from your kitchen and bathroom.

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Let’s get started!

Supplies

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Directions

Gather your supplies.


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On the construction paper draw a line down the center of the page. Then draw two diagonal lines coming from the center line (see picture below). This will provide a outline for your little one to follow when painting the Christmas tree.

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This step is optional. It just helps younger artists know where to paint.

Pour the green and brown paints onto plates. Dip a plastic knife into the green paint and start making downward knife prints filling in the tree outline.

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Sometimes I like to pour the paint right on the craft paper underneath our work space.

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Make knife prints and/or strokes!

Once the tree outline is completely filled in, either use a new knife or use a wipe to clean the knife you just used and then dip it into the brown paint to create the trunk of the tree.

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Making the trunk of the tree!

Pour out the yellow, purple and red paints onto separate plates or on to the paint pallet. Dip the q-tip into the yellow and create a star at the top of your Christmas tree.

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Using the same q-tip dap it on the tree to decorate it. Do the same using the purple and red. You can either use a new q-tip each time or you can just use the other side of the q-tip.

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My three year wanted to use a new q-tip each time. It was easier for her and that way her hands didn’t get dirty.

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After you have finished adding the decorations you can have your little one add a little sparkle with the glitter glue.

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Decorating the Christmas tree using q-tips and glitter glue!

Painting Tips

Sometimes instead of using plastic plates I just pour the paint onto some craft paper beside my daughter. This often is easier than using a plate when we are painting and then afterwards I can just throw away the paper.

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Knife Painted Christmas Trees by my three year old and me!

WILL YOU TRY KNIFE PAINTED CHRISTMAS TREE WITH YOUR TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER? PIN IT FOR LATER!

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