02 December 2013

3D Christmas Tree Craft

I remember doing this craft at school when I was little, my parents still bring it out each Christmas, so I thought it would be nice to create some 3D Trees with the Mini Mes too!

It's very simple to do and ideal for building hand eye coordination and fine motor skills for toddlers and pre-schoolers in particular. It's still a nice decorative piece for older kids (and grown ups) too.



Equipment
Coloured card
Scissors
Pencil
Glitter Pom Poms
Glue Dots

Firstly, you need to draw a Christmas tree onto a sheet of green card, making sure both sides are identical so that it will balance and stand up once complete.
Next, put another sheet of card behind it and cut the drawing out so there are two identical trees.




Cut a slit in one tree from the base to the centre and then cut a slit from the top to the centre on the other tree. This is so they slot together.

Decorate your trees with whatever you wish. 
We used glue dots to minimise mess and glittery pom poms for a festive look! We got these and some other Christmas craft materials from Yellow Moon.





Once you slot the two pieces together they should stand alone.
You can add a star on top too for a finishing touch.


What Christmas crafts have you been making?


11 comments :

  1. That's a really good craft idea I've not thought of. I have not done any crafting yet, but we normally make paper chains.

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  2. I'm not very artistic so often search the internet for ideas for crafts to do with my grandchildren; this is the best Christmas idea I've seen so far and simple too, will definitely be getting some bits together to do this. Especially love the idea of the glue dots = less mess.

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    1. Glad you like it Helen. I hope you have fun making them :) x

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  3. I made something like this when I was a child but it was a lot more work & didn't look anywhere near as pretty as this. Another one for the to-make folder :) x

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  4. What a lovely idea! Will defiantly be trying this next year :-)

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  5. Love Christmas craft ideas. Thank you

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  6. With Christmas approaching fast this is a brilliant idea for kiddies to make in order to contribute towards the decorations in the home.

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  7. this is lovely, i love making decorations with the kids at christmas

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  8. These are fab, will try these with my daughter

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  9. Love this idea, would make great Christmas cards

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  10. Will remember this for December

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