Making a Folded Paper Christmas Tree Ornament

Category Ornaments
Use the craft paper of your choice, or as in this case your children's artwork to make these accordion folded paper Christmas tree ornaments. Instructions and photos can be found on this page.


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I love reusing/upcycling my children's artwork especially my daughter's! She loves her dotting markers so I figured I would incorporate them into homemade Christmas tree ornaments! These would also be nice as gifts (to grandparents, aunts, or uncles) or to pair with their gifts as a gift tag!

Total Time: 10-15 minutes + amount time for your child to create their artwork


  • child's art work creation (dot markers, markers, colored pens)
  • tape
  • paper
  • string
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • star foam
  • construction paper
  • glue


  1. Find an art piece your child has just finished or no longer needs (ready to be tossed out).
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  3. Cut the piece in half (it does not have to be an even cut in size). And fold accordion style.
  4. Staple one end as pictured, for each piece. Now it resembles a triangle (Christmas tree).
  5. Cut a piece of string/ribbon that is long enough to make a loop on the ornament as the hanger and tape at the tip of the stapled end.
  6. Using a foam star sticker - stick it onto the tip of your Christmas tree.
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  8. Not to worry - if you don't have foam star stickers on hand, you can freehand and cut your own star from construction paper and hot glue in place!
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November 22, 20190 found this helpful

What a wonderful craft to make something a child would love to give to mom, dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt or Uncle or even a friend. I have to share this with my daughter who teaches in our Church's Cubbies program in AWANA. I am sure that she and her head teacher can let the munchkins go before their vacation before Christmas and help them make them for someone they love.

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November 24, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you! It is a wonderful and easy craft idea. I love upcycling my kids art works :)

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