Our super easy Christmas tree art is the perfect project for kids to do this holiday season. It’s quick, easy, inexpensive, and just a little bit messy! Kids of all ages, both younger children and older children, will love making this Christmas tree art using paint and glitter. It’s so festive, fun, and will get you into the holiday spirit. This Christmas tree art project is perfect to make at home or in the classroom.

Christmas tree art for kids using canvas, paint, and glitter.

This easy Christmas craft for kids is easy Christmas art that may even double as Christmas decorations for future years. We here at Kids Activities Blog love finding easy art projects that become family activities and when the result becomes a treasure, that is a bonus! This Christmas Resist Painting project is super cute.

Christmas Tree Art for Kids

In the past, we have created a resist painting letter with tape so the painting is the opposite of what we did with this project. Peeling the tape off the canvas is always a joy for the kids!

These painting projects work well with younger children because they can get messy and super creative. Seeing the design come alive after the tape or stencil is removed is fun and exciting for everyone involved in the process.

The great thing about resist painting is that it is easy and inexpensive.

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Supplies needed to make Christmas tree art

Supplies needed to make Christmas tree art: an art canvas, paint, tape, and glitter to make christmas tree art for kids
Gather a canvas, paint, glitter, and a stencil or tape to make our Christmas tree art.

Instructions to make Christmas tree art

Step 1

Step 1 for making christmas tree art for kids is to use tape or a stencil for the christmas tree on your canvas
Use tape or a stencil on your canvas to make your Christmas tree design

The easiest way to make our Christmas tree art is for kids to use a stencil. This is perfect for little fingers as they learn to hold down the stencil while painting with the other hand. To make this art project a little more challenging help them use tape to create a Christmas tree.

Step 2

step 2 for making christmas tree art is to paint your design inside the tape or stencil
Next is to paint your Christmas tree.

The next step is to paint your Christmas tree. We used two coats of paint for ours.

Step 3

Step three for making christmas tree art is to add glitter
Add a little sparkle to your art with glitter!

Don’t forget to add some sparkle to your Christmas tree with glitter.

Craft tip: You won’t need to use glue if you sprinkle it on while the paint is still wet.

Once your paint is dry you can peel the tape off to reveal your Christmas tree design.

Our finished Christmas tree art for kids

Christmas trees painted on canvas using stencils and tape for kids
Our Christmas tree art turned out so sparkly.

Aren’t they so cute! I absolutely love these. They’re festive, sparkly, and make the greatest Christmas décor. And kids can give them as gifts to grandparents!

Yield: 1

Christmas Tree Art

Christmas Tree Art

Make our easy Christmas tree art using a canvas, paint, and a stencil or tape.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter
  • Tape


  • Paintbrush


  1. Place the stencil over the canvas, or outline a Christmas tree on the canvas using tape.
  2. Paint over your design.
  3. Sprinkle glitter over the top while the paint is still wet.
  4. Set aside to dry and then peel the tape off.

More Christmas Arts and Crafts from kids activities blog

Do you need even more Christmas arts and crafts for kids to try this holiday season? Here are some other activities, crafts, and art projects that are festively fun.

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