This beautiful ‘stained glass’ Christmas craft includes a free printable Christmas tree colouring-in page. You can use it as a warm and cool colours art lesson and as an easy Christmas craft to make a decoration or Christmas card.
Stained glass Christmas tree colouring in sheet
You can use this ‘stained glass’ Christmas tree art project:
:: as a simple Christmas tree colouring in page
:: as a decoration or Christmas card craft
:: as a lesson exploring warm and cool contrasting colours
How to use the Christmas tree colouring page
Print the Christmas tree colouring page – see below for details. You’ll need one sheet for each child.
Offer pens, pencils, crayons or oil pastels in warm and cool colours.
Begin by using the cool colours of green, olive, and blue to colour in the sections of the colouring sheet that form the Christmas tree, located in the centre of the printable.
The criss-cross lines on the colouring sheet create a stained glass effect. Colour in each section individually to build a collection of coloured panes on your picture.
A technique tip to get good, even coverage when you’re using coloured pencils is to fill your space with a first layer of colour…
And then go back over the same space with a second layer of colour. This gives a smoother and richer colour. You can also use two colours in the same space to develop your own colour palette.
Once you have coloured in your central Christmas tree with cool greens, switch to warm colours to complete the outside.
Use warm shades of red, orange, pink, and purple to fill in the frame of ‘satined glass’ around the tree.
Christmas cards and decorations
You can cut out your finished stained glass Christmas tree picture and use it as a Christmas card. Fold a piece of card in half to make a card shape and use glue to stick your design on the front.
Alternatively, fix a ribbon to the back of your picture using tape so you can hang your Christmas tree picture as a decoration. You could add a small calendar to the bottom too.
More Christmas tree crafts
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