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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Foam Trees - Easy Toddler Craft


3D Christmas Tree Craft for Kids


Glitter Christmas Trees



You’ll need:
  • Small polystyrene foam cones (I got a pack of 6 from Kmart for $3)
  • Soft confetti or small/fine glitter
  • Craft glue or double sided sticky tape
  • Clear contact
  • White card or pre-cut paper stars
  • Scissors

Before you start this project with your child, make sure you have everything set-up. It’s best to prepare your foam cone with the craft glue OR double sided sticky tape before they begin so it’s nice and tacky, ready for sticking.

Put some the confetti/glitter into a tray to keep it all in the one place (and to minimise mess!). Your child can then roll the cone over and over again getting all the little pieces to stick to it, creating a lovely homemade Christmas decoration.
Once it’s dried it’s best to cover it in contact to keep all the little tiny pieces on there – you’ll definitely need to do this if you've used double sided sticky tape as they will drop off over time.

Cut out, or help your child to cut out a star for the top of the tree. You can also buy pre-cut stars for very little cost from most craft places.
Make a small cut at the top of the tree. With a touch of glue, stick a star in place.



Fuzzy Christmas Trees


You’ll need:
  • Small polystyrene foam cones
  • 20+ pipe cleaners for a cone
  • White card or pre-cut paper stars

*This is a little tricky for the younger ones and I had to do most of it with Miss Two but she still helped by choosing the colours and poking them in the foam.

Start by poking the end of the pipe cleaner in one part of the foam and with tension, tightly wrap it around the cone then push the end tip into the foam to secure it. Continue this until you can’t see anymore of the foam.
Make a small cut at the top of the tree. With a touch of glue, stick a star in place.


We have a few foam cones left so our next attempt is going to be a lolly and a chocolate Christmas tree!
What other creative ideas can you think of to make these cones festive for Christmas?  



Tuesday is IBOT link up day with Jess http://essentiallyjess.com/





10 comments:

  1. Love this idea, well I love the fuzzy one.. I find glitter just gets everywhere no matter what precautions I take. I love playgroups in Nov/Dec, there are so many creative Christmas crafts. #teamIBOT

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    1. I hear you :) i resigned to that years ago and now find pleasure in sending hubby off to work with glitter on his forehead. :)

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  2. This is awesome! Thank you! My daughter will love doing this!

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    1. Nice and Easy and pretty quick too :) enjoy. thanks for stopping by

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    2. I love these! I have made them before with my Grade 2 students and they absolutely adored getting creative and making beautiful trees! Thanks for the reminder about them! xx Lucy from Bake Play Smile

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  3. Oh these are cute! I shall have a look at KMart for the foam trees. I was working full time the last few Christmases so didn't have time to do fun Christmasy things with the girls but now I'm home and money is tight so am on the hunt for ways to keep them entertained that won't blow the budget!

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    1. ohh we have some great crafts coming up that will fit the budget i'm sure. The kids dont care what they are making long as its fun. Thanks for coming by again xx

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  4. I could potentially do this - although I hate craft, I love my kids more than my hate of craft so should do this for them! Very creative!

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    1. It is for Christmas Muuummmm go onnnnn.

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  5. Oh these are awesome ideas! I want to make Christmas peg angels this year too. Must get cracking on the crafty stuff

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