Print out any of these Christmas tree shapes sets on Letter or A4 size paper or card stock.
Color the shapes using crayons, colored pencils, or your favorite coloring material. You can also paint with any water-based paint like tempera, water color, or acrylic paint.
For a traditional Christmas tree, color the big triangle green, the rectangle brown, and the star yellow.
Glue the star at the top of the tree for a classic topper. Glue the rest of the small shapes on the tree to create colorful Christmas tree baubles.
As a counting and sorting activity, sort the shapes by color or shape before gluing onto the tree. Count all the shapes as well or practice basic addition by adding the items by sorted shapes or colors.
Add some sparkle with glitter glue. Create a tinsel garland with glitter glue lines—you can make straight, zigzag, or wavy lines that run horizontally or diagonally throughout your tree. You can also decorate the small shapes with glitter glue dots, lines, or fill the entire shape with glitter glue.
Instead of paper shapes, decorate the tree with notions of various shapes like buttons, beads, plastic gems, brads, foam shapes, stickers, etc. You can also punch out small shapes from paper or foam using craft punches. Glue some rick rack, strings, lace, or ribbon to accent your paper tree.
Tape a string at the back of your mini paper tree. Hang as a pretty Christmas tree ornament.