Unbelievably Easy Christmas Tree Craft for Kids


 
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This post is part of the 2017 Homeschooling Through the Holidays series, and was written by Dana from The Art Kit.

Are you excited for Christmas? We certainly are! The kids have been counting down the days until Christmas for weeks now so we decided to get a jump start on our Christmas crafts this year. Today we’re sharing one of our favorite Christmas crafts – not only is it simple but it is also a great activity for working on those fine motor skills. To see all the fun, continue reading below.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

What You’ll Need

What to Do

Begin by drawing an outline of a Christmas tree on a piece of cardboard and cut it out. You can either find a printable online or use a cookie cutter. Our trees were about 3″ tall but you can make yours any size you’d like.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

Next, paint your Christmas tree (we used acrylic paints as we found they provide the best coverage) and allow it to dry. We placed our trees on mini paper plates but a plastic craft tray or newspaper would also work well.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

Once the paint has dried on your Christmas tree, squeeze some clear school glue on (depending on the age of your child, you may want to help with this step) and begin attaching the pony beads.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

 

The children decided it was easier to add the beads with tweezers, so midway through they switched over to using tweezers.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

Miss 4 kept her tree simple and added a mixture of various green beads. Miss 7 decided to add in a few different colored beads to represent ornaments and then topped her tree off with a star gem. It’s always so fun to see how their projects come out. I love that this project is so simple and yet allows for so much creativity.

Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

Once your beaded Christmas tree is finished, allow it to dry fully. We left ours to dry overnight and were so thrilled with the results! I couldn’t get over how sturdy they were! You could add ribbon to the top and make them Christmas ornaments or door hangers, or you could make a few more and make a festive garland out of them. Or, you could simply keep them as is and let the kids play with them (which is the route we took).

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Easy Christmas tree craft for kids by the art kit blog for life of a homeschool mom

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Hi, there! I’m Heather Bowen, and I am so glad you’re here.

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