I wanted to do a Christmas craft advent but I started a little late to have something for everyday. We have managed to get a couple in though with supplies we did have on hand.
We started with these Christmas Trees...
Green card stock
Multi colored pom poms
Sparkly pipe cleaners
Glue (I just used glitter glue to add a little more sparkle but you have to use it generously, hot glue would hold the pom poms & pipe cleaners better)
Freehand draw a tree shape on your card stock & cut out, if you like things to match then fold your paper in half & only draw half a tree, both sides will then match. (I drew a really wonky one at first & had to use the second method to fix it)
Next I put drops of glue all over the tree, as many dots of glue as there were pom poms & then let the boys decorate their trees with the pom poms & pipe cleaners. If you have other fun supplies to use like buttons or sequins, include them too!
Let the glue dry & hang your little masterpiece(s)
The boys really liked playing with the pom poms & sticking them & their figures in the glue. They were quite entertained rolling the pom poms arounds at first & then sticking them in the glue & dabbing them all over the paper. When they finally did grow board with it I asked them to put a pom pom on every dot (glue) & they were done. Caden & Kellan did theirs quickly & moved on to something else, Garren hung out a bit longer & even wanted to put the pipe cleaners on not his own, but his brother Caden's tree :) It was a pretty simple project that came out pretty cute I think.
What are some of your favorite Christmas crafts?