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July 15, 2024

Paper Loop Christmas Trees

Here’s a cute little craft for kids to do while out for winter break. It may take a while, but the end result you will love.

What You Need
Toilet paper roll
Construction paper or left over wrapping paper

What You Do

  1. Cut 6 strips of construction/wrapping paper for each of the varying lengths: 1-by-3-inches, 1-by-4-inches, 1-by-5-inches, 1-by-6-inches.
  2. Take one of the lengths and gently fold a strip together and glue the ends together (do not crease at the fold). Do this to all the strips from the same length and set them aside to dry.
  3. Do this same step with each of the different lengths (except the 1-by-3-inch, which needs to stay flat) and keep them separated.
  4. Once they are all dry, take your toilet paper roll and stand it upright.
  5. Take the longest strips and start gluing them around the middle of your toilet paper roll with the folded end pointing down. Glue the same length of loops all the way around the base of the roll.
  6. Once you finish the first ring, grab the next size smaller and do the same thing, but placing it just about a half inch above the bottom layer.
  7. Do this to each of the different size loops until you get to the last length (the 1-by-3-inch).
  8. Now take the last smallest length and glue one end right above the last layer and then fold it over and glue it into the inside of the toilet paper roll. This is to cover the edge of end of the roll.
  9. Decorate as you wish by cutting out stars, circles, etc. and gluing them to the tree. You can even take a cotton ball and lightly roll it in glue and then gold glitter to stick in the top of the roll to represent a star.

About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.