Use the free printable templates to make these cute paper cone Christmas decorations.
These cute little paper cone Santas and Christmas trees are quick and easy to make and lots of fun for kids and adults. This easy Christmas craft will keep everyone happily creating this holiday season.
The day before Christmas Eve is always the hardest at our house.
The kids have been out of school for a few days already, enough to have done all the activities at home, but it’s too close to Christmas to brave the traffic and crowds and go out anywhere. But it’s not close enough to Christmas to open presents, or visit family, so it’s kind of a limbo day – almost Christmas, but not quite.
We’ve already made a batch of gingerbread pancakes, and dug out the Christmas play dough mats this morning, but the pre-Christmas anticipation is getting to everyone and I know it’s going to end in tears if I don’t occupy the kids with something productive!
Time to break out one last Christmas craft, a really fun and simple one! Let’s make these paper cone Christmas decorations.
How to Make a Paper Cone Christmas Decoration.
To make a paper cone Santa or Christmas tree you’ll need:
- free printable template (see below to download)
- some paper or light card
- a printer
- glue or tape
- some markers or pencils
To get started, download and print the paper cone decoration template (found at the bottom of this post)
We used regular printer paper to print the templates, but you could use light cardstock if you’d like to be be a bit more durable and last longer.
Once you have the templates printed all you need to do is cut each one out and colour them in (or use the coloured versions if you like).
You could use pencils, markers, or even paint to add colour to your Santa and Christmas tree. You could even add some extra features such as glitter or collage. The tree would look great with a sparkly star on the top, and I think Santa would love a little pom pom on the top of his hat!
Next, roll the coloured design into a cone shape and add a bit of glue to the tab (or tape from the inside) to keep it all together and you’re done!
Free Printable Paper Cone Christmas Decoration Templates.
This set of paper cone Christmas decorations comes in two designs – a Santa and a Christmas tree. There is a coloured version pf each that just needs cutting and sticking, and there is also a black and white version ready for you yo add your own colours and designs.
You can download the free printable designs to cut and colour here.
These printables are A4 sized pdf files. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
These cute little guys look good sitting on a shelf, or add a string out the top and hang these paper cone Christmas decorations on the Christmas tree.
They are also great for imaginative play, and they even work as finger puppets!
Do your kids find the pre-Christmas anticipation a little hard to manage?
What do you do to keep things ‘merry and bright’ in the days before Christmas? How do you keep multiple kids, of different ages, happily entertained while you rush around finishing all the pre-Christmas jobs?
If you are looking for more ideas to keep your kids busy in the lead up to Christmas you might like one of these easy Christmas activities:
If you are looking for even more fun, free printable, Christmas activities, you can find all of our Christmas printables here.
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
My oldest son is the same age as your youngest, so every stage is new to me. This year is the most excited about everything “Christmas” he has ever been, so your words explain why he has been a little “off” – he just can’t wait any longer!!
Merry Christmas to you, and thankyou so much for all the Work you do to create your blog.
Sue Lively says
I love these Kate! Using them as puppets is a great idea. I’m definitely going to print some of these out for the nieces and nephews at our family Christmas party this year! Thanks!
Julie @ Off to the park says
Thanks, these look great! My girls will love to colour them in. I agree the two days before Christmas is hard! :)
This Christmas cones are the best. Are there more.
Just the two designs at the moment I’m afraid… do you have suggestions for others?
Amna Alrifai says
I love these, Kate! they’re a great idea. I’m definitely going to print some of these out for my own kids and for the kids I worked with in the kids’ zone! Thanks