Who doesn’t like bells? And Christmas bells are so special! That’s why today I’m sharing a Christmas bell craft. It’s such an easy paper craft for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids.
My childhood Christmas tree looked so different from what my kids grow up with. We used to decorate with real candles (see my Christmas candle craft for more details), real nuts (emptied and shells glued together and painted with gold by my dad), small bells and cotton for snow. I need to look through my parents’ photos for a picture of one of our trees. Now, that I talk about it, I’m getting nostalgic and curious to see if the Christmas tree really looked as beautiful as I remember it.
I may not use Christmas bells anymore to decorate the Christmas tree but they are still a holiday symbol. So we had to include one in our collection of Christmas crafts.
As I already mentioned, it is a very simple craft made entirely with paper. All kids need to do it cut out the patterns and glue them together to form a Christmas bell.
Christmas bell craft
- Christmas bell template
- Cardstock paper: yellow, red and brown
HOW TO MAKE THE CHRISTMAS bell CRAFT
The Christmas bell template comes with two versions:
1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate colored paper
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING
Cut out the home template, cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.
Glue the inside bell at the bottom of the bell.
Glue the clapper in the middle of the inside bell.
Glue the bow at the top of the bell.