Festive 3D Paper Christmas Craft for Kids [Free Printable Template]

Inside: Learn how to make a 3D Paper Christmas Craft with this Free Printable Template and easy to follow step-by-step tutorial. This holiday craft project is awesome for kids and even the whole family! It only needs a few supplies, making it perfect for a fun family activity or a cool holiday project in the classroom.

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‘Tis the season to be jolly and nothing spreads more holiday cheer than a beautiful Christmas decoration. If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft project to do with your kids or by yourself, then this 3D paper Christmas craft is just what you need. With just a few materials and simple instructions, you can create a unique and festive decoration that will brighten up your home for this Christmas season.

This 3D paper Christmas scene includes a decorated Christmas tree and cozy snowman with a backdrop of winter wonderland. To get started, you will need some colored paper, empty cereal box, scissors, glue, and a printer. I have included a free printable template that you can download and print out to save time and make the process even easier.

You can also use any additional materials you have on hand to decorate your 3D paper Christmas craft. This is a great opportunity to get creative with craft supplies that you already have on hand and your personal touch to match your style.

Crafting a 3D Paper Art – A STEAM Project

3D paper crafts aren’t just a fun holiday activity; they’re also an excellent STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project for kids. These crafts are great for kids to grasp the basics of geometry and spatial perception while exploring their inner artist.

Want to know how to turn simple paper into amazing 3D art? Get your scissors and glue ready, and let’s dive into a winter wonderland of 3D paper crafts! It’s a fun and creative way to learn while having a jolly good time!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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3D Paper Christmas Craft

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  • Empty cereal box
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black marker
  • Construction Paper (light and dark green, mint green, white, brown, red, black, light and dark blue, yellow, orange, purple)


  • Foam brush
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


Christmas Scene Cut List:

  • 1 Christmas Tree (light and dark green paper and brown paper)
  • 3 Trees (white, dark blue and mint green paper)
  • 4 Snowy ground layers (white and blue paper)
  • 1 Snowman (white, brown, orange, green, black and red paper)
  • Christmas tree decorations (yellow, red, blue, orange, and purple paper)
  • Christmas lights (black, green, purple, yellow, red, and blue paper)

How to Make a 3D Paper Christmas Craft

Step 1. Choose a cereal box that you want to use and apply a coat of white paint to completely cover it.

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Step 2. Cut out all Christmas scene pieces.

Step 3. Grab a cereal box and cut out a frame from the middle. Just make sure to leave a 1-inch border around it.

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Step 4. First, glue the two blue paper trees on the background.

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Step 5. Then glue the first layer of the ice over the blue trees, and keep the top parts of the tree visible.

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Step 6. Glue the second layer of snow and the tree on the back middle of the second later.

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Step 7. To keep the 3D look, glue a strip of cardboard from the cereal box on the bottom backside of the third snow layer. You can glue the cardboard on all the layers of you want to.

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Step 8. Glue the third layer of snow in front of the second layer.

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Step 9. Glue all five layers (light green and dark green paper) of the Christmas tree together.

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Step 10. Glue the tree’s trunk on the bottom middle part of the tree.

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Step 11. Glue the star on top of the Christmas tree.
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Step 12. Glue the scarf on the snowman’s neck. Then glue the border on the snowman’s red hat.

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Step 13. Glue the hat on top of the snowman’s head. And glue the two stick arms on two sides of the snowman’s body.

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Step 14. Glue the nose on the snowman’s face. Glue yellow cutout paper strips in zigzag shape on the Christmas tree.

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Step 15. Add colorful paper cut-out decorations on the Christmas tree.

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Step 16. Use a black marker to draw the snowman’s eyes and buttons.

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Step 17. Glue the snowman and Christmas tree on the fourth snow layer.

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Step 18. Glue the fourth snow layer on the front of the cereal box frame to finish your 3D Christmas scene.

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Step 19. Glue all the oval-shaped Christmas light decorations on the black paper strips. You can use these to decorate the outer part of your frame.

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Step 20. You can use the Christmas light string to decorate the outer part of your frame.

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There you have it! Having followed these steps, you now have a festive 3D paper Christmas craft to brighten your holiday season. The process was not just easy, but also super fun! You get to be crafty with your family and even pick up a thing or two about geometry along the way.

This project shows how even simple materials can turn into an amazing work of art with just a touch of imagination. It’s pretty cool how that works, right? Whether you’ve done this as a fun family activity or a classroom project, I hope you had a blast just like I did. Remember, the magic of Christmas isn’t just about the end result, but the joy of creating.

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