Presenting our latest addition to our cardboard puzzle family - this DIY Christmas Tree Puzzle is perfect for adding some Christmas fun, while your child learns about SHAPES at the same time!
And so my DIY puzzle days began...
My children are such puzzle lovers, one day I figured I had to make our own puzzles. Over the last two years, I have made so many cardboard puzzles from a rainbow puzzle, butterfly life cycle puzzle, seasons puzzle, hearts puzzle, volcano puzzle, watermelon puzzle and more!
The best thing or two about making our own puzzles are 1) I can create any designs for any learning themes and 2) I save so much money from buying new puzzles!
Related: If you like this DIY cardboard puzzle, you will love our other DIY learning toys.
Learning Shapes with this DIY Christmas Tree Puzzle
This puzzle cleverly sneaks in 5 basic shapes - star, triangle, square, rectangle and circle - in the design. Use the individual pieces to teach the basic shapes first, then let your child build a Christmas tree with the puzzle base!
Free Christmas Tree Puzzle Template Printable
Now for the good news, I have made a template printable and it's free for download on my subscribers-only Printable pages. Subscribe to my newsletter and receive the password to access the HTS Printable page as a welcome gift!
What Else Do You Need?
- The Christmas Tree Shapes Puzzle template (on my subscribers-only Printable pages)
- 2 pieces of card board (at least 8.5" by 11")
- Sharp penknife and cutting mat
- Green, yellow and brown paint
- Dot stickers in random colors
- Hot glue
Let's Make this Christmas Tree Puzzle!
We have a video tutorial to show you how we made this puzzle. Or simply follow the instructions below.
- Secure the template on one of the cardboard pieces with tape at the 4 corners.
- Following the template, cut the Christmas tree out with a sharp penknife.
- Paint the cardboard cutouts (yellow star, brown square and rectangle, green triangles) and let dry.
- Paste some dot stickers on the green triangles as decorations.
- Use hot glue, stick the piece cardboard with the Christmas tree cut out on top of the second piece of cardboard.
One tip for cutting cardboard is investing in a good sharp penknife. It makes cutting through cardboard easier, faster and smoother! It's really easy to make your own cardboard puzzles and the possibilities are endless!
More Christmas Theme Learning Activities
Be sure to check out the rest of the activities on our Christmas theme learning shelf! Toddlers will enjoy the Paper Cup Reindeer Counting Toy, Contact Paper Santa's Beard and TP Roll DIY Christmas Tree Learning Activity!
Are your kids bursting with anticipation? Then countdown to Christmas with a Milk Carton Chimney Advent Calendar or try one of these 10+ DIY Gift-less Christmas Countdown Activities for Kids.
Pin this DIY Christmas Tree Puzzle to your favourite Pinterest Board!