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
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
Looking for Christmas tree activities? Try these Christmas tree crafts and printables too:
Download your ready-made Nativity Unit
Download the Play Academy’s ready-made Nativity Unit and you’ll have everything you need to lead a set of activities to introduce your children to the Nativity story.
This Unit includes artist-drawn puppets/colour-in nativity scene characters and printable Bible verse cards, that your children can use year after year.
In this Nativity teaching unit your children can:
:: learn about the Nativity and create their own Nativity book or small world scene using colour-in puppet / nativity scene characters
:: learn about Mary and Joseph’s journey, and explore junk modelling
:: learn about the shepherds role, and explore loose parts
:: learn about Jesus’ birth
:: learn about the three wise men, and complete their book / re-tell the story in their small world
Bonus Nativity thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this Nativity Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: My Nativity Story book to write, colour and complete to tell the Nativity story
:: a set of artist-drawn My Nativity Puppets to colour, cut out and use to re-cap and act out the Nativity story
:: Nativity Vocabulary Cards to recap and consolidate learning
:: Nativity Bible Verse Cards to read, narrate your own acting out of the story, and perhaps to memorise
How to download this Nativity thematic unit
You can download this unit along with over 50 more from NurtureStore’s Play Academy.
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