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Palm Tree Crafts for Kids

Our palm tree crafts for kids will help you to make your very own mini fake palm tree – a great way to bring the beach feel to the crafting table. 

paper palm tree

The supplies are simple and the instructions are easy to follow.

We love palm trees, though we have never actually seen one in person. We think of them especially when those winter month’s hit. 

They remind me of exotic climates where I normally venture on holidays. Those days seem so long ago right now we are in the dead of Winter.

The other thing I associate these with are Palm Sunday right around Easter time. Remember palm leaves being laid down so you can use them as an Easter craft too. 

A fun way to recycle a paper roll is to make your own mini palm trees. And why not make our monkey crafts for kids too so you have a monkey to climb the tree.

Of course all you need is a bright sunny day to make this perfect and you can dream of this with our sun paper plate craft

Below you can find my tutorial on how to make a small palm tree, complete with step by step instructions.

Palm Tree Crafts for Kids – How to make Mini Palm Trees

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper roll (preferably from paper towels)
  • Paint (green, brown)
  • Paint brush
  • Pom poms (shades of brown)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Age Range:

  • 5 years and up

Time to Complete:

  • 15-20 minutes (plus drying time)

Step #1:

Cut your paper towel roll about a third of the way down. We want to use the longer section. On one end, cut strips into the roll about half way down.

Step #2:

Paint the other half (the half that is not cut into strips) with brown paint. Set it aside to dry. 

While it’s drying why not check out some of our other summer crafts for kids that you can do while you wait.

Step #3:

Paint the other half of the paper roll (the half we cut into strips) with green paint. Allow this to dry completely.

Step #4:

Once your green paint is dry, take a pencil and wrap one of the strips around it to curl it. Repeat this process for all the strips. 

Step #5:

Once all the ends are curled, bend them so they are just slightly curled not completely touching the trunk of your tree.

Step #6

Paint all the leaves of your palm tree with green paint. Set it aside to dry again.

Step #7

Pick out three pom poms, in shades of brown. Glue them together into a bunch.

Step #8

Glue your pom pom coconuts onto your palm tree just below the leaves.

Our palm tree crafts for kids are complete! Now you will always have the beach feel no matter where you are. 

Now, let’s make a monkey to go with it with some of our monkey crafts for kids.

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