Christmas Crafts

Beautiful Chromatography Christmas Tree Science Craft for Preschoolers

If you are looking for a fun holiday activity that combines Christmas science and a beautiful preschool christmas craft, you will love this fun project! In this Christmas science activities children will learn about chromatography using a coffee filter to create stunning ornaents to hand on a christmas tree craft for preschoolers.

If you are looking for a fun holiday activity that combines Christmas science and a beautiful preschool christmas craft, you will love this fun project! In this Christmas science activities children will learn about chromatography using a coffee filter to create stunning ornaents to hand on a christmas tree craft for preschoolers.

Christmas science activities for preschoolers

I just love it when a project combines lots of parts that are simple, but add to the WOW factor. In this pre-k Christmas craft your child will use Christmas science activities for preschoolers to make the coffee filter chromatography ornaments and then combine it into a beautiful christmas tree craft. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рyou will love this hands-on december activities for kids from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students too.

black or green, yellow constructin paper green puffy paint (or use our DIY foam paint recipe) coffee filters Mr Sketch markers (other washable markers work, but these are our favorite!) cup with warm water scissors glue

Christmas science

  • black or green, yellow constructin paper
  • green puffy paint (or use our DIY foam paint recipe)
  • coffee filters
  • Mr Sketch markers (other washable markers work, but these are our favorite!)
  • cup with warm water
  • scissors
  • glue

christmas science

Coffee filter chromatography

Start out by learning about chromatography for kids with a simple demonstartion. Use your water based markers to make a dramatic circle in the middle of the coffee filter. Repeat with different colors on different coffee filters. Now fold the coffe filters in half, then half again to make a wedge shape.

coffee filter craft for kidsSet each coffee filter wedge in a glass of warm water with just the very tip in the water.

HINT: If you put too much in the color will just move to the water. You want the water to be absorbed by the coffee filter.

Christmas Science Experiment

Christmas Science Experiment

The warm water will cause the molecules to move more quickly and they spread out saturating the coffee filter. As they move, they will bring the color with them and you will see the color of the marker sperate out into the different colors and shades of colors that go into making that exact colored marker.

Preschool christmas craft

Christmas tree craft for preschoolers

Once the color has moved to the top edge, remove the coffee filters from the water, open up, and set out to dry. I set them on a cookie sheet to dry to ensure no color got on any surface.

Christmas tree craft

Christmas craft for preschoolers

While my coffee filters were drying, I started on the tree. Make an outline of a tree with green puffy paint on a piece of green or black construction paper. I like the dramatic look of the green on black, but do whatever you like! THe puffy paint also gives it a little extra rise. Let the puffy paint dry.

coffee filter ornaments

Pre-k christmas craft

Now start cutting out different ornament shapes and sizes from your pretty, chromatography colored coffee filters.

Christmas craft for preschoolers

Preschool christmas craft

Begin gluing the various ornaments witin the boundary of the puffy paint tree you created.

Pre-k christmas craft

Continue until you have as many oranaments on the tree as yo like. We also added a simple yellow construction paper star at the top. You can personalize it however you like.

HINT: You can add garland or lights with various colors of puffy paint if you like.

Combine Christmas science and a preschool christmas craft in this Christmas science activities learning about chromatography. 

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

This is such a fun project that is both quick and easy, but still has a lot of character and steps to create a truly stunning Christmas tree craft for kids!

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Christmas Science Experiments for Kids

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Preschool Winter Activities

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Preschool Christmas Crafts

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Christmas worksheets

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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