Last year in Lucy's Kindergarten class I was asked to share a Christmas Craft.
And the idea of decorating a Christmas tree kept coming to mind. Green paper trees, a bunch of gooey decor that kids would love, and.....recycled tin cans for trunks?! We threw it all together and made:
And the little trees works as a cup holder for candy canes, pencils, plastic wear for the Christmas party, etc. We used ours Christmas Eve night for dinner.
• Draw a triangular tree on cardstock. I found that it worked best to cut the tree from cardstock first, then glue it to green paper and cut again. This ensured that the gluestick got on all the important angles and edges of the tree. And the double layer of cardstock/paper made it nice and sturdy to hold up the ornaments the kids threw on.
• Cut pieces of brown paper to fit around the cans and glue it on with a small line of hot glue in the back.
Time to decorate.
When it's decorated, use a hot glue gun to glue the bottom of the tree to the trunk.
Then the kids could concentrate on decorating the trees.
The kindergarten kids loved:
• Cheap jewels from the craft store
• Jingle bells for the branches (attached with small safety pins. They were a big hit)
• Glitter glue
• Colored pom poms
• Foamy stickers