I was very happy to see, when our Bostik Bloggers box arrived this month, that was it Christmas Themed, it’s one of the most exciting times of the year and there is just so much inspiration about! Boo has been asking to make Christmas Trees so that’s what we did. And I thought I would share 5 super simple Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers. We had lots of fun and we made lots of mess!
Washi Tape Christmas Tree
I think I will start with this one, it’s the most simple. Card, Washi Tape, Scissors and a bit of glue. to stick the trunk to the rest of the tree. We went for a simple version, and I love the way it turned out. I like the way the pale card meant that the tape stood out but you could go all out with more tape or different types of tape too. Boo loves pulling the tape so that it makes a ‘silly noise’ she would have quite happily have sat there for ages pulling and sticking and pulling and giggling.
Cone and Felt Christmas Tree
You will need, a cardboard cone, felt, glu, ribbons and pipe cleaners and a small piece of card (for the star) This one is simply a case of gluing felt on to a cardboard cone, we used Bostik White Glu and it’s stuck really well. We then used lots of ribbons to decorate and a gold card star stuck to the top is a lovely finish. I cut out the star as Boo did the decorating. We have plans for one decorated with pompoms instead of ribbons next which I also think will look fab!
Button Christmas Tree Card
I love this one, and Boo wants to send it to her grandparents I know they will love it! . For this you need, A4 card, buttons, glue and a little rectangle of card for the trunk. We had a premade card with a lovely bumpy edge and we stuck buttons on in the shape of a triangle and then added a trunk in glittery card. I love how our tree is lopsided slightly as if it’s blowing in the wind. I was surprised at the time and consideration Boo took over placing her buttons, she was very precise! (The neat freak in me would have had to have something symmetrical but I tried really hard and didn’t influence her!) Though we did end up with some buttons stuck to the table!
Lacing Christmas Trees
This was so much fun! Card, glue and some ribbons/pipe cleaners is all you need for this one I cut a few quarter circle shapes out and then made holes along the curved edge. Boo then laced ribbons through the holes to look like tinsel. We then stuck the pieces on to a long piece of card to form a hidden trunk and stuck some glittery card on the bottom as the bit of trunk that you could see. Pipe cleaners would be a good alternative to ribbon and would probably be easier to thread for little fingers. We stuck one big pompom on the top of our tree, but you could go for lots of smaller pompoms or stars or whatever you fancy!
Lolly Stick Christmas Trees
Now this one is my favourite, so much so that we made three of them in the end! Each tree is simply three lolly sticks and a small rectangle of card, and then whatever you fancy for decoration. I cut one of the lolly sticks shorter to get a more ‘Christmas Tree’ shape. We then glued them into a triangle. We used coloured lolly sticks as we had them, but it would work with plain ones too. Boo then went mad with buttons and jewels and then we tried the pipe cleaner one. It was two gold pipe cleaners to make ours and I think it looks nice and bold. You could also stick pompoms on the pipe cleaners if you wanted extra baubles. And last of all, using Bostik White Glu we glued the ‘trunk’ to the bottom lolly stick and voila! Perfect!
So there you have it… 5 Super Simple Christmas Tree Crafts for Toddlers! Have you been doing any Christmas Crafts yet?
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We were sent a box of craft materials to complete this challenge as part of the #BostikBloggers campaign with Tots100