Recycled Paper Christmas Tree

I love this easy recycled paper Christmas tree.  Use this simple Christmas tree craft as a fun way to help your toddler work on their scissor and sorting skills.  I also love that we were able to reuse a few pieces of junk mail.

Materials to make your own Recycled Paper Christmas Tree:

  • Junk mail – we used the ads for Christmas trees.
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • White paint
  • Q-tip
  • Glue

Set out a small tray of white paint, blue paper and a Q-tip.  Have your child dot the white paint onto the paper to mimic snow.  Kids love new painting techniques, and Q-tip painting is always a hit at our house!

While the snow is drying, have your child cut long strips from the junk mail.  These strips will serve as the branches of your recycled paper Christmas tree.

Help your child sort their branches from longest to shortest.  Once all the strips are arranged, glue them onto your snowy background.  We added a star and a few ornaments to our tree as well.  They were also cut from the junk mail flyers.

Recycled Paper Christmas Tree Craft


I love how easy these trees were to make.  It always makes me happy when we can turn something that was destined for our recycle bin and turn it into art.

Here is a fun list of our favorite Winter crafts and activities.

We love creating from our recycle bin.  If you also have a passion for recycled crafts, then look no further.

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22 thoughts on “Recycled Paper Christmas Tree

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! I run a day home with just little ones and this is totally something they can do! Plus, the supplies are right in my recycle bin.
    You are awesome, i really love your blog :)

  2. Another great recycled craft! I have been keeping tabs on a bunch of Christmas tree crafts since we will be camping at Christmas and thus will not have a traditional tree. I want to do some small Christmas tree crafts for the boys to bring with us and to make while we are camping.

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