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Process Art Christmas Trees for Little Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
December 22, 2021
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Try making process art Christmas trees by painting on big paper taped to the wall. Then add ornaments made from tissue paper!

This painted Christmas tree activity gives little kids a chance to explore and paint big! It’s completely open-ended, but still has a nice holiday feel.

Children can paint large paper Christmas trees and then add tissue paper ornaments. We hope you give this process art activity a try with your family or art group.

Process Art Christmas Trees



  1. Prepare supplies

    Hang a large piece of Kraft paper on the wall for the background. Cut out a Christmas tree from the white paper and tape to the backdrop with colored tape.

  2. Paint your trees

    Pour the paint into bowls or onto plates. Paint your tree green, or any color you’d like!

    Boy painting Christmas tree on the wall

  3. Add ornaments!

    You can add tissue paper shapes as ornaments to your tree. Either add them while the paint is still wet, or use glue to attach them.

    painted christmas tree

You can also use different shaped sponges to sponge paint ornaments onto your trees, too!

child painting process art christmas trees
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Aren’t these so fun? There are so many ways they can be painted and decorated – each tree is totally unique!

More Holiday Process Art Activities for Kids

Holidays Art and Crafts Bundle

Looking for even more holiday crafts for your family? Check out our Holiday Arts and Crafts bundle from the Kids Art Spot! 12 fun holiday activities, each with a step-by-step video tutorial and printable instructions, plus 12 fun and festive drawing invitations to encourage your kids to think and draw creatively.

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