Here’s a fun art project for the coloring fans in your house, young or old – colorful abstract Christmas trees! By drawing some simple straight lines, you can create your own unique Christmas tree coloring page. This is the perfect project to pull out on a cold day. I plan to join my kids for some zen coloring time, with some Christmas music playing and a mug of something warm to drink. Let’s get coloring!

Abstract Christmas tree coloring project for kids

Abstract Christmas Tree Coloring Project

You will only need a few basic art supplies to make these fun and colorful abstract Christmas trees.

Supplies

  • white paper (card stock works well)
  • black marker
  • ruler
  • coloring supplies (crayons, markers, or colored pencils)

With a black marker and ruler, draw three straight lines across the paper to create a triangular tree shape. Draw a small tree trunk, too.

Drawing an abstract tree design

Continue drawing straight lines across the paper in various directions. The more lines you draw, the more coloring spaces you will have. Make it as detailed as you like!

Abstract Christmas tree coloring

Now it’s time to color! You could use crayons, markers, or colored pencils for this project – I like to use something with a large selection of colors.

Start by coloring all the spaces inside the Christmas tree with a variety of cool colors – greens, blues, and purples. I did mostly greens, with a few blue and purple spaces. Color the tree trunk brown.

Coloring abstract tree with cool colors

Once the tree is completely colored, start filling in the background shapes around the tree with various warm colors – reds, oranges, yellows. Continue coloring until the whole page is filled in.

Warm and cool tree coloring project

I love how bright and cheery the finished project is! These abstract Christmas trees would also be a fun and easy project to bring on a road trip or vacation. Just do the drawing ahead of time, then bring along a big box of crayons for on-the-go art time!

Happy coloring!

Colorful abstract Christmas tree art project

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