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Christmas break is upon us, and parents everywhere are thinking up ways to keep their kids active and entertained. Christmas crafts are a good way to keep your children engaged, and we have a simple one that’s pretty easy to do and a lot of fun too.
Making a Christmas tree out of old puzzle pieces is a fun way for kids to make their own ornament to hang on the tree, or to give as a special gift. Here’s what you will need:

  • Puzzle pieces
  • Green Paint
  • Red Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sequins
  • Glue
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper


  1. Spread a few sheets of the newspaper down to protect you table or counter.
  2. Gather about 15 puzzle pieces and flip them all over so that the blank side is facing up.
  3. Paint them all green.
  4. Get one additional puzzle piece and paint it red.
  5. Once the paint is dry you will want to arrange the green pieces into rows. You’ll want a row of 5, a row of 4, a row of 3, and a row of 2.
  6. Once you have your rows laid out, glue each row together so that the puzzle pieces overlap slightly. Let the rows sit to dry.
  7. Once all of the rows are dry, flip them over so that the green side faces down.
  8. Glue the row of 4 on top of the row of 5 so that they overlap just a bit. Then, glue the row of 4 onto the row of 4 and so on. Once all the rows are glued together in descending order, glue the final green piece to the row of 2.
  9. Let the “tree” dry.  Once dry, flip it back over to the green side to see your tree.
  10. Now, glue your red piece to the center of the bottom row as your tree base.
  11. Once you tree is painted, glued and dried. You can use the glue and sequins to decorate your tree.
  12. Finally, make a loop with your string and glue it to the back of the tree to make a hanger.