Ever since I discovered how easy contact paper crafts really are, I have been making one for every occasion! My toddler absolutely loves them, and it’s an easy way to keep him entertained so that I can do what I need to do during the day!
Christmas Tree Craft for Toddlers
But seriously, if you don’t have a big roll of contact paper ready and waiting at your house, you are missing out!
This stuff is magic and has saved me many hours of trying to entertain a frustrated toddler on days where outside play wasn’t an option… And the crafts you put on the fridge don’t even have to be structured. You can just rip up a bunch of colored construction paper and let the kids have fun sticking them to the fridge!
Plus, since it’s all done without magnets I know that I don’t have to keep a hawk eye on my toddler, and I can actually cook dinner in peace!
Setting up the Christmas Tree on the Fridge
Grab the template for this craft at the end of this post, print it and get to cutting!
It does look like a million little pieces, but I had the whole thing cut out and on the fridge in about 20 minutes. And my son played with it for about an hour! That’s a pretty good time investment in my opinion!
You’ll notice that the Christmas tree doesn’t come together at the top…
…that’s to allow the start to stick when it’s added to the top!
Once you have the tree outline set up, step back and let your toddler go to town!
Mine had fun for a while just putting the pieces all over the contact paper.
But after all the pieces had been used, he moved the ones that were “out of bounds” back into the outline!
Printing the Template
If you want to print this template exactly as you see it here, load your printer with colored construction paper in the following order:
From the top down…
3 sheets of green construction paper on top
1 sheet of red construction paper under green
1 sheet of yellow construction paper under red
1 sheet of white cardstock under yellow
You may need to cut your construction paper down to size, since it is bigger than regular white printer paper. Click here to see how I do that.