Origami Christmas Tree Card
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Create a Christmas tree using basic Origami steps and make a Christmas card this season.
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Fold the 6” square green paper in half to create a triangle. Crease the paper by pushing your fingers along the edge of the fold.
Unfold the paper, you will have a creased line down the middle of the paper. Fold one edge of the paper into the middle, using the crease line as a guide. This is called a kite fold.
Fold the other side to the middle as shown. When you are finished your paper will look like a kite.
Fold the bottom of your kite over the folded pieces as shown to make your paper look like a triangle. Gently lift the flaps of your paper and apply glue underneath the flaps to hold them together. You have now completed the bottom section of the tree.
Repeat Steps 2-5 with a 4 inch green square and a 3 inch green square. You will now have the 3 sections of the tree.
Fold a piece of red construction paper in half to create a card. Glue a rectangle made of brown construction paper to the bottom as the trunk and glue the largest triangle on top to form the tree.
Glue the medium triangle followed by the small triangle on the card front as shown.
To form a star, fold a 1 inch square piece of yellow construction paper in half to make a triangle. Fold the paper in half again making a smaller triangle.
Make (2) additional triangles from 1 inch yellow squares. Layer these triangles on top of the tree to form a star.
Using a small round Foam Brush, gently dot White Paint on the tree, ground and background of the card. This will create the look of snow.
Using the same brush, gently dot different colors of Paint to make ornaments on your tree. Set aside to dry before giving the card to a loved one!