Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Carols and Crafts: O, Christmas Tree!

Today's Carol: O, Christmas Tree.
*You can find the words and music here.
You need:
Four craft sticks
Paint or markers or crayons
Buttons, stickers, or other embellishments

1)  You'll need two full craft sticks and two cut craft sticks.  Cut one stick about 2/3 across.  Cut the other approximately 4/5 across.

2)  Paint or color each stick green (we fingerpainted)!  Allow to dry.

3)  Use a full stick for the trunk and bottom branch.  Glue the branches on the "trunk" (I prefer to use a hot glue gun, but regular school glue will work -- just allow plenty of drying time).
4)  Add embellishments.

Finish the tree by adding a magnet to the back or tie a ribbon for hanging!

I'm sharing this at ABC & 123:  Show-and-Tell



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute! We have this planned for sometime during our countdown :-)

December 10, 2010 at 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very simple and very cute!!!

December 10, 2010 at 9:38 PM  
Anonymous Angel said...

This is very cute but i wanted to know where you would suggest tieing the ribbion? Thank you!

December 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Jenae said...

How did you cut the craft sticks??? Will regular scissors work?

December 11, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

I would loop a small ribbon and hot glue it to the top of the "trunk"! Hope that helps!

Yes - I just used scissors! Good mom scissors! Not the little kid ones!

December 11, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Oh, these tree decorations are so lovely. We have made lots of them as well. And yours have turned out very well.

We were lazy, we used already painted lollipop sticks :)

Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger RedTedArt said...

Oh how sweet. My son would ADORE this craft. Very lovely indeed!

I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up

Hope to see you there!


December 16, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Jenae said...

We just made these this morning! I went to Michael's to find just normal craft sticks and they didn't have we got the pre-colored ones. It made it even easier of a project! :)

December 20, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

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