I’m so excited to be joining in with the 20 Days of Kid Made Ornaments series, hosted by the lovely Melissa over at Mama Miss. For our contribution to the series, we created some adorable and oh-so-simple Christmas Trees made with cupcake cases. These are a great no-mess, no-fuss kids craft. They look so pretty hanging on our tree. We also made some teeny tiny ones which we’ve used for a garland. You can read about it here. In the meantime, here’s how we made our super cute Christmas Tree ornaments.
You will need:
Glue or adhesive tape
String or ribbon for hanging
Glitter, sequins or other embellishments (optional)
We went with traditional red and green for our trees but really, any colour would look lovely. Even plain white cupcake liners would be fantastic – your kids could go to town painting and decorating them any way they please.
How to Make a Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree
OK, are you ready for the super simple tutorial? This has to be the simplest craft we’ve ever done. To make each segment of the tree, simply fold a cupcake liner in half and then fold it in half again so you have a folded segment as shown in the photo below. This activity is great for developing fine motor skills and all that folding led to some playful maths discussions about fractions, halves and quarters. I love a little hands on learning while we craft!
Once you have folded the cupcake cases, it’s a simple matter of sticking them together. You can either glue them together or use adhesive tape. We ended up using a combination of both.
We topped each one with a little star shaped sequin. The trees look lovely just like this, but we added some embellishments to some of them as well. There’s no such thing as too much sparkle at Christmas time, is there?
I can’t wait to show you the mini trees we made for our garland. Until then, check out the other kid bloggers who are sharing some fabulous kid made ornaments this month.
You can also hop over to the special Kid-Made Christmas Pinterest board to see all the ornaments from the series as well as lots of other fun Christmas crafts for kids.
And if you’re a blogger making some homemade, child-made decorations, come and join in with the party! Link up your idea to the gathering over at Mama Miss, where you’ll also find more great ideas to try with your little ones.
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