I’m not the kind of mom who does elaborate crafts with her kids. Projects that require preparation a day or two in advance are rare for me.
(This has more to do with my personality type than the worth of elaborate crafts!)
That’s not to say that I don’t love doing creative projects with my kids, though. We sew together, paint together, and just generally create together. But our art times are more spur-of-the-moment ideas.
So, I love a good project that uses supplies I have on hand and very little work to get started.
This craft is just that kind of project!
My kids made these “sticky Christmas trees” four years ago, and to look back at these pictures now is crazy! No more baby faces for either of my boys.
Reminiscing aside, this is a great craft for preschoolers, and maybe even toddlers with ambitious mothers. It requires very little craft skills from the child. Simply decorate the tree with various colored materials and it’s done!
Christmas is a couple of weeks away and I really hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Christmas!
How to Make “Sticky Christmas Trees”:
- Cut a piece of contact paper in the shape of a Christmas tree and glue it to a piece of construction paper. We used white paper, but I think they would look even better on a colored sheet.
- Set out various craft supplies that your child can place on his Christmas tree. Colorful buttons, pom-poms, strips of yarn, sequins and so on work well. Glitter for the brave, or devil-may-care type. Also, an egg carton works really well for making everything accessible and contained.
- Give your kid(s) time to create and have fun and see what they come up with.Remember, process not product!
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What kinds of crafts do you make with your kids this time of year?