I remember a time when Christmas celebrations didn’t start until officially December. Now that I’ve had children myself, the excitement if unbareable for both myself and them, and prepartions begin much earlier! And the crafting begins too!!
Our Christmas tree was recently decorated so my two year old is very focused on Christmas trees in general – thus began our crafting inspiration.
This is a very simple Christmas Tree craft and there’s no way to do it “wrong” and it looks pretty enough to think an older child made it.
What you need:
Tin Foil Plate - so nice & shiny!
Green Foam or Heavy Green Construction Paper cut into random small peices
Random beads, sparkles and other “ornaments”
Scissors, White glue & Marker
Draw a triangle on the plate to give your child a target for gluing.
Next fill the triangle with glue. My daughter loved this part, and honestly, majorly over glued since that’s her favourite.
Lay, toss, sprinkle green pieces to “connect” and fill in the Christmas tree. My child actually “shoke” the pieces to get them to lay flat in the plate, genius move!
Decorate and glue with beads.
Optional – decorate the rest of the plate with ribbon or paint. The shimmer off the foil plate is really reflective and very Christmasy!
Have funcrafting with your child!