Christmas Tree

Tree lighting!

Create a new tradition this Holiday season on a miniature scale. Make an origami Christmas tree with sparking ornaments!


  • 7 Yellow LED circuit stickers
  • 7 Red LED circuit stickers
  • 2 Strips of 16” – 18″ copper tape
  • (1) 6″ x 6″ light green Astrobright paper (or origami paper)
  • (1) 5″ x 5″ light green Astrobright paper (or origami paper)
  • (1) 1/2″ x 6″ strip of yellow quilling paper (or you can cut 1/2″ strips from a 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of regular paper)
  • (2) 3V coin batteries
  • Tweezers
  • White glue
  • 2 Small binder clips
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • (Optional) Beads or Lucky Paper Stars
  • (Optional) Double-sided scotch tape
  • (Optional) X-ato knife

Before you start: With the 5″ x 5″ and 6″ x 6″ square sheets of paper, you will be making two trees, but one will resemble a tree. The 5″ x 5″ sheet is the electronic insert, holding the LED circuit stickers, and goes inside the actual origami tree made with the 6″ x 6″ square. The insert will have no spikes or a tip. The actual origami tree is made from the 6″ x 6″ sheet of paper. The two pieces will look like these pictured below. Tree_18  Tree_21 Tree_19

Making the Electronic Tree Insert – 5″ x 5″ square

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Making the Origami Pine Tree – 6″ x 6″ square 

Similar to making the Tree Insert, only with more instructions and some detailing required at the end. Take the 6″ x 6″ square and repeat the same exact steps above to make the Tree Insert, then continue on to steps below.

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At the end the Insert and Tree should all look like these following pictures:

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Powering your Tree!


Print out the template and make a paper battery holder here! 

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Decorate and dazzle

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Glowing Inside Stars!

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