Origami Christmas Tree

Follow our easy step by step tutorial on how to make an origami Christmas tree, and you and your kids will be making these little cute trees in no time.

This is a great origami for beginners as the steps are easy enough to follow, and the end result is beyond adorable. Make a bunch and use them as cute decorations. String them together to make a fun-looking Christmas garland, or you can use them to make the sweetest handmade cards. Just fold one and stick it on a blank card base. Easy peasy!

We added cute faces to ours; this little detail makes all the difference, but this is an optional step.

Origami Christmas Tree Tutorial

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Origami is a fun technique that can be mastered by kids and adults alike, as there are many interesting paper crafts you can make, from super simple ones to more challenging one.

This Christmas tree craft is one of the easiest origami, so it can be used as an introduction to this technique.

Origami Xmas Tree

While origami is all about folding and no cutting, we do feel adding a star, while technically not origami, makes this craft even more special.

DIY Origami Christmas Tree

How to Make the Origami Christmas Tree

What you need:

  • scissors
  • color paper (green)
  • yellow or gold paper for the star
  • markers (black, white, and pink)

Step by Step Tutorial

You can work with green origami paper or just use a square sheet of regular green paper.

Step 1

Fold in half diagonally.

Step 2

Unfold. Fold the edge towards the center (the diagonal fold).

Step 3

Repeat with the other edge. The paper should resemble a kite by now.

Step 4

Flip the paper face-down.

Bring the edges (top side of the tree) towards the center.

Step 5

You need to align both edges to the center.

Step 6

Run your fingers across the folds to make them sharp.

Step 7

Bring the bottom to the top, folding them together to make a triangle.

Step 15

Flip around (one side is “pure triangle” and the other side has flaps, the side with the flaps should be facing you).

Make a fold at about 1/3 of the tree (looking from the bottom of the triangle). Fold down.

Fold the bottom tip of the triangle up.

Step 20

Make the folds crisp.

Step 21

All done! You have folded the origami Christmas tree.

Making a Cute Christmas Origami Tree

Have kids use a black marker to draw eyes and mouth to the Christmas tree.

Step 22

Have them use the white chalk marker to add a touch of sparkle to the eyes of the Christmas tree.

Step 23

Now, have them use a pink marker to draw the cheeks.

Step 24

Cut out a star shape out of yellow paper or similar (you can use our handy printable star outlines) and stick it on the top of the tree.

Step 25

Or you can have kids draw a star on the back side of it and cut it out.

Step 26

Glue the star to the tip of the tree.

Step 27

We think it looks great!

Origami Christmas Tree Craft

Kids can make as many as they want using different colored paper.

DIY Origami Christmas Tree Craft

Merry Christmas!

Origami Christmas Tree Idea

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