Christmas Tree Paper Plate RV Camper Craft


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We’re rolling out a holiday craft that’s sure to be a hit at the campsite or cozied up at home. Combine the budget-friendly nature of paper plate crafting with the cheer of Christmas… what better way to do that than by creating a super cute craft: a Paper Plate RV Camper, complete with its own Christmas tree!

Christmas tree camper Paper Plate HERO

Crafty Supplies Needed for this DIY

Before we start, let’s make sure our craft bins are stocked with the essentials. This activity is perfect for kids and adults alike, and it’s a wonderful way to spend a snowy afternoon at Christmas time. (Oh! It would ALSO make the PERFECT art activity for any Christmas in July celebrations you might be throwing!)

What You’ll Need:

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Christmas Tree Camper Supplies

Let’s Craft an RV Winter Wonderland!

With our supplies ready, it’s time to create our holiday campers!

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Cutting Corners: Print and cut it out, then trace the shapes onto your colored papers and snip away. Cut some freehand small circles from the red paper to use for tree ornaments.
    Craft Pattern Template
    Cutting paper patterns
    Cut out camper pieces
    Tree and wreath
  2. Building the Base: Next, assemble your camper piece by piece on the paper plate. Begin with the body of the RV by cutting the plate in half. You will use one half of the plate for each camper you make.
    Paper plate cut in half
    Next, glue the the wheel, hitch, window awning and door on the plate. Use the photos below for a guide. Add a small circular doorknob on the door with a black marker.
    Paper Plate Camper Assembly 1
    Paper Plate Camper Assembly 2
    Glue the wreath on the red door. So cute!
    Paper Plate Camper Assembly 3
  3. Lighting the Way: It’s not Christmas without lights, right? With your markers, draw a string of festive lights that cascade from the roof of your camper, adding that essential sparkle.
    Paper Plate Camper pen light strings
    Camper with Marker Christmas Lights
  4. Topping it Off: The final step is attaching the glittering Christmas tree atop your RV. Add a popsicle stick trunk to the tree using a little bit of glue. Then glue or tape the back of the popsicle stick to the top of the plate.
    tree on popsicle stick
    Paper Plate Camper Finished

A Craft for Every Glamper

This craft isn’t just for kids; yes, it is a fabulous way to engage preschoolers in art projects and keep toddlers entertained with bright, tactile fun. But let’s be honest, it’s also a peaceful retreat for adults to enjoy amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Add your personal touch with pom poms, tissue paper, stickers, buttons or even a tiny elf peeping out of the camper window. You could even get adventurous and make a whole series of Christmas-themed paper plate crafts. Make a paper plate wreath, paper plate Santa, or paper plate Christmas tree! And if you’re in the mood to glam it up, sprinkle on some sequins, gemstones, or any other sparkly fancy craft supplies to give your camper a dazzling Christmas craft makeover.

Christmas tree camper Paper Plate Final 2

Wrapping Up with a Bow

There you have it – a delightful, minimal-supplies-needed craft that is fun to make and will decorate any space. Paper plate Christmas crafts are the perfect way to add some homemade charm to your holidays.

While you’re here, make sure you browse our DIY section – there are a bunch of art projects, including some sweet Christmas crafts.

Let us know how your Christmas Tree Paper Plate RV Camper Craft turned out! Feel free to tag us if you post a picture on social media. We would love to see your version!

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