Paper Plate Christmas Trees

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Here’s an easy way for kids to make small-scale Christmas trees of their very own! This is another cheap and easy recycled craft that will keep kids entertained for almost no cost. Make this year’s Christmas celebration an eco-friendly occasion with this “green” craft project.

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Christmas tree

Materials:

 foil wrappers

 1 paper plate

 2 pieces of green paper or 2 coffee filters

 green tempera paint

 green watercolor paint

 gold metallic chenille stem

 glue

 stapler

 scissors

Instructions:
1.) Cut a radius line (from edge to center) of your paper plate.

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2.) Roll into a cone and staple.

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3.) Fringe cut the cone.

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4.) Paint the cone green.

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5.) If you are using green paper, cut two circles, one smaller than your paper plate and the third smaller than the second. If you are using coffee filters, trim one to be smaller than the other and then watercolor both of them green

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6.) Follow steps 1-3 for each of the other paper or coffee filter circles. Glue, nesting, on top of the paper plate cone in size order.

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7.) Tear up foil and roll into small balls (these are the ornaments). Glue these onto the tree.

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8.) Cut the chenille stem into three small pieces and twist at the center to form a six-point star. (I was able to make two stars from one stem.)

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9.) Put the bottom stem of the star into the top of the cone.

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9.) Put the bottom stem of the star into the top of the cone.

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