Choose the most beautiful way to say “Merry Christmas” by making our Easy Origami Christmas Tree Holiday Pop Up card for your family this year.
I know it may be too early to be thinking about Christmas but we can’t help ourselves. Family around the fireplace, drinking hot cocoa, the delicious smell of homemade cookies and decorated trees. With this magical spirit in mind, we also can’t wait to start our next crafting project.
You don’t necessarily need to spend hours folding elaborate cards to make an impact. The origami part of the tree is very simple and even younger kids can put it together.
To make the card you’ll need:
- White Cardstock – 8 x 11 inches [letter size] – 2 pieces
- Blue Construction Paper
- Brown Construction Paper
- Construction paper in 3 shades of green
- Chalk Markers – multi color & white
- Glue stick
- Gold star stickers
Start by cutting 3 squares from the green construction papers. For the biggest tree, we used a 4 inch, 5-inch & a 6-inch square. The exact size doesn’t matter, what matters is that we have 3 different sizes in 3 different shades of green.
Fold each square in half , then into a quarter. Now carefully fold 3 open sides inwards leaving one side open. Now fold the open side inwards to form a triangle hollow cap. This is the base of our tree.
Repeat the same steps with the remaining 2 squares. Insert one triangle within the other from small to big and glue in place.
Decorate using white chalk markers to depict snow and colored chalk markers to add ornaments. Add a small star at the top of the tree. Make multiple trees in varying sizes for the card.
To make the card base, fold one white cardstock in half. Cut a wavy pattern out of the blue paper that will form the skyline.
Cut out long rectangles – one 1 inch by 7 inches & two 1/2 inch by 4-inch. Fold the longer rectangle at 1 inch, 2-inches, and 3.5 inches
Fold the smaller rectangles at 1/2 inch, 1/2 inch and 2 1/2 inch. Holding the card base at a 90-degree angle, use a strong glue to stick the rectangle supports as shown in the picture. Close and open the card to adjust the popup supports.
Stick the Origami trees in the center of the rectangle leaving a small area for the bark of the tree.
Stick some brown paper at the bottom of the origami tree, add snow dots on the blue backdrop and stick some pretty snowflake cutouts too if you like.
Decorate the outer card with a handwritten Christmas greeting or use a festive cardstock as the cover. Once opened the card reveals quintessential Christmas trees adorned with colorful ornaments and topped with a lovely gold star.
What are your favorite Christmas cards for kids to make?
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Shruti is a writer, photographer, DIY lover, passionate homemaker, and the Chief Dreamer at ArtsyCraftsyMom.com. She lives in Bangalore, India with her husband and daughter. She loves showcasing fun art activities, crafts for kids, celebrations & all the craziness that is India.
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