Once again, we are sharing a fun holiday craft you can make with basic materials that are available anywhere in the world. (If you missed the project we shared last week, click here.) Today I am sharing a family project that you can make at home and is a great way to entertain kids at a holiday party. It is a 3D Christmas tree centerpiece, which would be fun for kids from 5-15! (Next week we will be teaching you an African version of this project.)
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part post. We will post part 2 next week. If you have scraps of cloth lying around the house from sewing projects or old clothes, assemble them for next week’s project, which will show you how to make a very African version of this project.
What You Will Need
Optional: Other colors of construction paper, glue stick, hole punch, stickers
1. Organize your supplies. We prefer to preserve our tabletop by working on a plastic mat.
2. Fold a piece of green construction paper in half.
3. Cut it in half.
7. You should have two identical trees.
9. Slip the two trees together along the slits. Using tape, tape the bottoms and tops together (pieces of tape on the bottom and at the top make the tree stand up well and stop the slit ends from flopping over).
10. Decorate your tree with crayons, markers, glitter glue, or tempera paint. Or you can glue on tiny construction paper decorations or use star stickers. You can cut out tiny paper balls using a hole punch.
Optional: Cut out a small construction paper star and cut a tiny slit in it. Put the star on the top of the tree (and secure it with some tape).
Stay tuned for our other Wintry Weekend posts this December. We will be bringing you many more festive ideas for decorating and entertaining as we do in our African home.
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