J has really been into Christmas Trees this year. He points out every one he sees and he loves looking at all the ornaments on our tree too. So, when my good friend saw this post and asked me if we could make a few Christmas Trees for our kids, I immediately said yes!
They were really simple to make. We free handed the shape of the Tree and then cut them out. It’s not perfect, but the kids don’t seem to care!
We then used cookie cutters to use as stencils for the ornaments on the sheets of felt. We cut them all out and then used glitter and rick rack to decorate them. We also made sure that each tree had a yellow star for the top.
Felt sticks to felt, so there is no need for tape or other adhesives to decorate the tree. Kids can put up and take down these ornaments over and over again without causing any sort of damage.
However, you will need something to hang the tree with. Tape of any sort won’t work…ask me how I know. We ended up hanging the tree using velcro command strips. The velcro sticks to the felt and the sticky part sticks to the wall or door. The command strips peal away from the wall without damaging it.
J loves his tree, as does my friend’s children who are 1 and 4 years old. We each took an extra tree and gave them to other friends for their children to play with too.
This is a great Christmas activity to help redirect little ones from the pretty, breakable ornaments on the real tree to a more kid friendly tree. This will be an activity that I’ll keep for years to come. I hope that it’s a Christmas tradition my children will always remember.
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