Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree {25 Days Series}


Welcome back to my series, 25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Children.  I am honored that Money Saving Mom sent me so many subscribers!  I’m looking forward to getting to know you all and hope that you enjoy some of the projects and ideas that I have to offer.  When I offer up craft ideas, you’ll find that they are usually both easy and frugal.  Easy, because I have little time (being the busy mom of 6 children, one of them a 5 month old baby!) and frugal, because I find it rewarding to spend as little as possible on whatever it is that I’m crafting.  I won’t even go into the fact that we do not have an endless amount of money sitting around here!  Who does, right?!  


If you’ve been around recently here on Sidetracked Sarah, you’ll know that I’m offering one craft a day during the Christmas season so that you can take it one day at a time.  If you prefer to see them all in advance and plan ahead, I offered my free e-book to subscribers.  I’ve had an overwhelming response to this offer and I thank you all so much!  


Now on to today’s craft!  

Day 7

Christmas Trees



Supplies:

Popsicle Sticks
Paper (white so they can color and decorate it)
Glue
Markers
Scissors

Directions:


  • Lay out the popsicle sticks in a triangle on top of a piece of paper to form a Christmas tree shape
  • Glue them down to the piece of paper
  • After the glue is dry, trim around the popsicle sticks.  You could also cut a small trunk out around one of the edges, so you don’t have to glue it on later.
  • Color green and decorate like a Christmas tree with your markers
  • If you didn’t leave a trunk when you were cutting, cut one out, color it brown and glue it on to the bottom.



This is one of those crafts that is so easy but it turns out so cute!  We first made these sort of by accident several years ago when my oldest 2 children were 2 and 5.  They are now 11 and 14 and we still have them!    They love getting them out and admiring them, remembering when we did that years ago.  

So, tell me, have you been crafting with your children this Christmas season?  What is their favorite craft?  









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25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

25 Days of Simple Christmas @ Simply Living for Him


Homemade Wrapping Paper – {25 Days Series}



Welcome back to my series, 25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Children.   Today’s craft, I hesitated to show you the picture of. My perfectionist self was trying to get in the way! I wanted to tell them where to place stickers so that they’re not too close together or too far apart and how they need to write neater, etc….but at last, I decided, it’s not MY craft, it’s their craft. So, if you struggle with this, realize you are not alone and it’s OK if it doesn’t look like an adult did it. They are not adults! Obviously we know that, but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and let them create however they want to.  Now on with today’s craft:

Day 6
Wrapping Paper



Supplies:

Brown paper bags/Freezer paper/or other paper you can use
Stickers and/or old Christmas cards
Markers
Rubber Stamps

Directions:

Lay paper out and let child decorate it with stickers, cut out Christmas cards, rubber stamps and drawings.  Wrap presents with it!  Your children will think it’s super special to see presents under the tree wrapped with “their” homemade wrapping paper!




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25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

25 Days of Simple Christmas @ Simply Living for Him

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Reindeer Antlers – {25 Days Series}

Welcome back to my series, 25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Children.   These crafts are easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers, but older children enjoy them, too!  If you would like to see all of the crafts at once in my free e-book, you can become a subscriber of Sidetracked Sarah and the link will be provided for you.   Now on with today’s craft:

Day 5
                      Reindeer Antlers

  
Supplies:                        
Brown or Red construction Paper
Scissors
Glue, Tape or Stapler
Directions: 
1.    Trace hands on brown construction paper
2.    Cut out hands
3.    Cut out a 2-3” thick band of construction paper that would fit around child’s head.  Glue, tape or staple it in place.
4.    Glue, tape or staple hands onto the band and let your child run around and have some fun being a reindeer for the day!




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25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

25 Days of Simple Christmas @ Simply Living for Him

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