Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Tree Craft

This craft was so simple and easy, even LL(1) joined in on the fun!
Check it out!

  • Scrapbook paper in different shades and patterns of green. (for the tree)
  • Scrapbook paper in different patterns of red. (for the ornaments)
  • Scrapbook paper in a yellow pattern. (for the star)
    • (Or you can use a sheets of green, red, and yellow construction paper too).
  • White paper
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Prep Work:
  • On the white piece of paper, draw a big triangle. This is the tree shape. :)
  • From the green paper, cut out a pile of strips, about 1" wide.

  • From the red paper, cut out a pile of circles, about 1" wide.
    • (I have a paper punch that I used to get these cut. But you could also just trace a small circle and cut them out, or just cut from scratch!) :)
  • From the yellow paper, draw and cut out a star.

Craft Time!

  • Give your child the green paper strips and a glue stick. Have them choose a strip one at a time and glue it onto their triangle shape:

  • After the triangle is covered, YOU cut out the triangle, including the tree base on the bottom.
  • Hand the red circle ornaments and the yellow star to your child and have them glue these on their tree:

All done!

LB(4) and LL(1) had a blast making this craft. And now we've got them hanging up as special Christmas decorations!

(Here are the creations in progress):

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