This poinsettia Christmas tree craft comes with a seasonal devotion. Use it to remind Sunday school children how our Christmas celebrations point us to Jesus.
Poinsettia Christmas Tree Devotion & Craft
As kids press poinsettia leaves into the shape of Christmas trees, they’ll learn how Christmas trees can point us to Jesus.
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2
- poinsettia plants
- wax paper
- hand towel
- ironing board
- silver glitter glue
Show kids a poinsettia flower. Point out the star shape of each flower.
Say: Poinsettias are often used to decorate for Christmas because they’re great winter plants. And the star shape of the flower reminds us of the first Christmas star.
Read aloud Matthew 2:1-2.
Ask: What are other places you see stars around Christmas?
Say: Another place we see the Christmas star is on a Christmas tree. A story from hundreds of years ago tells of a Christian named Martin Luther. He went for a walk in the woods around Christmas. Then he noticed how the snow shimmered on the branches of evergreen trees. It reminded him of a shining star, pointing us to heaven. So he took a tree home and decorated it for Christmas.
Let’s use poinsettias and Christmas trees to make a fun craft. Every time you see it, it will point you to Jesus.
Poinsettia Christmas Tree Craft
Give each child two pieces of wax paper. Have kids pick leaves and petals off the poinsettia. Next, arrange them in the shape of a Christmas tree on one piece of wax paper. When kids are done arranging, have them set their wax papers on the ironing board. Then place their second piece of wax paper on top.