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Make a Paper Cup Christmas Tree

Following in the series of Christmas crafts we’ve been making, here is how kids can make a simple paper cup Christmas tree, a fun craft activity for kids to do.

Glimpse of the Result:

Paper Cup Christmas Tree

How To make a Paper cup Christmas Tree:

Step 1:

Start with five to six paper cups.

Step 2:

Paint each paper cup using green poster or water colors. Allow to dry.

Step 3:

Make cuts of equal depth in the paper cup. The distance between each cut can be about half an inch.

Step 4:

Pull each strip outwards and roll the edges to make each strip curved.

Step 5:

Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the other three paper cups. Insert the cups – one within the other as shown. Use glue to secure the structure.

Step 6:

Now paint one paper cup using brown color. Allow to dry.

Step 7:

Place the structure made in step 5 on the brown paper cup.


You can decorate the Christmas tree with stars and other embellishments for an enhanced look.

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