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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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I blame my obsession with red truck Christmas decor on my boys.

When my oldest was a toddler, he came with me to the craft store and insisted on buying a little red Christmas truck (the kind that you use as decor in those Christmas villages.)

Even though the wheels barely moved, he held onto that red Christmas truck all month long. And every time we saw any red truck Christmas decor at the store, he always wanted to check it out.

If your kids are as in love with red Christmas trucks as mine are, they will totally geek out when you do this Christmas paper craft.

You can hang it on your wall, add a craft stick and turn it into a puppet, glue some ribbon on it to make a paper Christmas ornament, or stick it on a plain bag to turn it into a DIY Christmas gift bag.

So many options!

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 Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of scissors, pencil, colored paper, and glueChristmas Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Supplies

  1. Colored craft paper
  2. Craft glue
  3. Pencil
  4. Scissors
  5. Christmas truck printable templates (this one and this one)

How to Make this Easy Christmas Red Truck Craft

Step 1:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of pieces cut out of paper

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.  

Step 2:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of tires cut out and glued

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. 

Step 3:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of truck body and door cut out and glued

Stick the blue car glass cutout near the top side of the car door cutout. 

Step 4:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: image of door glued on truck body

Stick the car door pattern on the main car layout by matching the outer edges of the 2 patterns. 

Step 5: 

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of truck body and truck bed

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. 

Step 6:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of back side of truck

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. 

Step 7:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of completed red Christmas truck

Flip the car to the front again. 

Step 8:

Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft Tutorial, a Christmas Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Image of completed Christmas Truck Paper Craft

Trace and cut out the tree pattern from green colored paper. Insert the tree through the car’s back side’s open end. 

Loving this Red Truck with Christmas Tree Craft and want to try more Christmas paper crafts? Find out how to make Paper Poinsettias or a Paper Poinsettia Wreath!
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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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