DLTK's Crafts for Kids

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Fourth of July Tree Craft

fourth of july tree craft

Template Version

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

There are a variety of versions to the craft to add complexity for older children.

The craft is simple enough for young kids to contribute but still fun for even mom to make.  I like doing the tissue paper version but it's tough for preschoolers to make -- the templates are more appropriate for them.

There are a number of variations on this craft depending on which templates you print:

  1. Template Version (younger children):  print the trunk template and the stars template and paste the stars on the tree.  If you want a very well covered tree, print two copies of the stars template.  Draw a picture to fill in the bottom of the template like Kaitlyn did!
  2. fourth of july tree craft
    Tissue Paper Version
    with "homemade" trunk.
    Tissue Paper Version (older children):  cut 1.5 inch squares of tissue paper, wrap around the eraser end of a pencil and glue to the trunk template.  Tasha made the tissue paper version with a homemade trunk (see below) and added some green construction paper afterwards to make it look like grass.
handprint tree trunk

Rather than using the Trunk template, you can decorate a "homemade" trunk.  To make the trunk, trace your child's arm from the elbow up, including the fingers, cut it out.  We pasted our homemade trunk on a piece of white construction paper but you could also use regular white paper.

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Templates:

Stars Template     (color)   or   (B&W)

Trunk Template    (color)   or   (B&W)

 

 

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