Are you looking for a fun Christmas paper craft to use as Christmas decoration or on Christmas gift bags? Find out how to make this easy red truck with Christmas tree craft this holiday season! Scroll for the full instructions!
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Do you want to make a fun Christmas craft with kids this holiday season?
This red Christmas tree truck paper craft is an easy project that your kids will love. It’s perfect for home or in the classroom. You can even use it as part of your school lesson plans!
The best thing about this project is that it’s so simple, you don’t need any special equipment or supplies. All you need are some construction paper, glue, and scissors!
You won’t believe how simple this project is to make. Just follow the step-by-step instructions in our tutorial below!
Once you’re done crafting, hang up your paper truck on the wall as a decoration or give it away as a gift to someone special. Either way, everyone will love this cute little truck!
Scroll down now to learn how to make this red Christmas tree truck paper craft today!
Red Truck with Christmas Tree Meaning
The red Christmas truck is a symbol of the holiday season that has inspired nostalgic images.
Many people associate this image with Chevy’s half-ton pickup, which was first designed by Chevrolet’s Art and Color Department.
This iconic design became a symbol for getting your own tree from the woods during wintertime.
Little Blue Truck Christmas Craft
And before we really get into it, I wanted to say that this craft is an easy tie-in to our favorite toddler Christmas book: Little Blue Truck Christmas.
All you need to do is swap your red craft paper for blue craft paper and you’re all set!
Ok, let me show you how to make your own old red Christmas truck paper craft!
Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft TutorialChristmas Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Supplies
- Colored craft paper
- Craft glue
- Christmas truck printable templates (this one and this one)
How to Make this Easy Christmas Red Truck Craft
The first thing you’ll do is select the colored craft papers you’d like to use for the craft.
We’re using red paper for the body of the truck. The wheels use black, grey, and white paper. And we’re using blue paper for the car windshield. And of course, we’re using green paper for the Christmas tree.
After you’ve selected your paper, trace the provided template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
If you are doing this project with toddlers or preschoolers, cut all the pieces out ahead of time to save some stress.
Now it’s time to start assembling your Christmas tree truck.
Grab all the wheel circle cutouts and stick the small ones on the medium circles and then the medium circles on the big ones to complete each wheel craft.
You’ll basically be gluing 3 circles on top of each other.
After you finish the wheels, stick the blue windshield glass cutout near the top side of the car door cutout.
Try to leave an evenly spaced border to show the car door frame.
Then, stick the car door pattern on the main car layout by matching the outer edges of the 2 patterns.
You’ll also want to try to create an even border for the car door frame.
Once you’ve finished the car door, flip the whole thing over.
Grab the rectangle paper cutouts and apply glue along the sides (short ends) and the bottom side of the rectangle. Make sure NOT to glue the top of the rectangle.
This will make a pocket where you can stick your Christmas tree later.
Next, glue down the rectangle piece onto the truck body. Remember that the sides with glue will be the short sides and the bottom of the rectangle.
The top stays glue-free. We will insert the tree through the top open end of this part.
Ok, now it’s time to flip the truck over to the front again.
Now we’re on the final step of this Christmas truck craft!
Trace and cut out the tree pattern from green colored paper. Insert the tree through the car’s back side’s open end.
And that’s it!
You can glue it down if you want or leave it the way it is.
We hope you enjoyed this easy red truck with Christmas tree craft and learned a few tricks for what to do next.
Regardless of whether your kids want to decorate it, play with it as a puppet, or use the paper pattern as an ornament or gift bag decoration, we know they’ll love making their own little festive holiday vehicle!
And if you’re looking for more ideas on how to celebrate the season of giving, be sure to check out some of our other posts about DIY Christmas crafts and decorations. Have fun crafting!
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- Colored craft paper
- Craft glue
- Christmas truck printable templates
- Select colored craft papers for the craft. We’re using red paper for the truck, black, grey and white papers for the wheel and blue paper for the car glass. And of course, green paper for the Christmas tree.
- Trace the provided template patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
- Grab all the wheel circle cutouts and stick the small ones on the medium circles and then the medium circles on the big ones to complete each wheel craft.
- Stick the blue car glass cutout near the top side of the car door cutout.
- Stick the car door pattern on the main car layout by matching the outer edges of the 2 patterns.
- Flip the car to the other side. Grab the rectangle paper cutouts and apply glue along the sides (short ends) and the bottom side of the rectangle.
- Place the glued side on the rectangle part of the car pattern by keeping the intact part towards the top end. We will insert the tree through the top open end of this part.
- Flip the car to the front again.
- Trace and cut out the tree pattern from green colored paper. Insert the tree through the car’s back side’s open end.
You can easily turn this into a Little Blue Truck Christmas craft by swapping the red paper for blue paper.