Confessions takes on holiday crafts and makes them less scary
This one is one of my favorite holiday crafts ( more crafts here ) it’s easy and clean-ish and giftable. I’m not sure if any of you know, but I live for a giftable craft or Christmas Card, two birds one stone. Moving on….
DIY Christmas cards/gifts don’t need to be complicated to look gorgeous. But I do love it when they have a bit of a shine (enter gold metallic markers/ star sequins) and a personal touch, especially if they are made by kids (and here’s where the fingerprints come in).
Homemade Christmas cards/gifts can be fun both for the maker and reciever of the card, in my honest opinion. I do cherish each and every card I receive, but the ones that were made with love are the ones that bring a smile on my face. They are special… They hold the memories.
This easy treezy tree is perfect to make together with your kids, it can be a suitable project to make with kids as young as toddlers (you make the drawing and they provide the fingerprints) while older kids will be able to complete this one on their own.
Not sure about painting with your fingers? You can use wine corks, cotton swabs, stamps or sponge brushes (or any other painting material you can think of).
Ready? Let’s get artsy!
There are minimal supplies needed for this:
- Green card
- White/Red/Black Paper (whichever you like)
- Gold Marker (optional)
- Glue stick
- Star sequins (optional)
Prepare these bits before giving to little fingers:
- Cut out two triangles from the green card – did this without measuring or ruling, just cutting free hand, but you could draw the trees first if you prefer.
** If you’re using the black paper and gold marker option you will not need the green paper, you can just draw the tree on the paper **
Now hand over to the kids:
- Stick the tree to the white paper
- Stick the star sequins on the tree.
- Paint on ornaments (or fill in tree)
And Boom Done
You can even send this out as a Christmas card or frame it for a great handmade gift.
This is also an amazing fine motor activity.
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