Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kid Crafting Fun: Christmas Trees

A couple of afternoons a week I watch a 16 month old little boy and a 4 year old little girl. Most days I am busy with the two little ones and the 4 year old doesn't always get to do something special. With Christmas around the corner I thought it would be fun to something special for her.

I am going to have a craft afternoon one day a week until Christmas. To make it even more fun for her I decided to invite over my 4 and 5 year old nieces. They were very excited.

We made Christmas trees by gluing a green triangle and a brown rectangle onto a piece of red card stock. To decorate the tree I had cut tissue paper into squares and balled it up. The girls then glued the tissue paper onto their trees. To top it off I used some star garland and cut the stars apart.

Here is a trick from my old days of teaching preschool: pour glue into a cup, then let the kids use a paint brush to apply the glue. They love this because they feel like they are painting and you no longer have half of the bottle squeezed out on the paper!

There you have it, a simple easy craft that the girls loved!


  1. I love this idea...
    I'm going to try a little easier version with Christopher!
    Oh... and I love the glue advice!!

  2. This is so great! One preschool teacher to another here-right on with the glue tip! For small projects, a q-tip works really well too and you don't have to wash it out when you're finished.

  3. Wendi,

    What a fun idea--good job!

  4. I am an old preschool teacher also and this is a wonderful idea. Those children are adorable and so are the little tress. Mary

  5. What a great idea! the girls did a wonderful job with them!


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