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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Popsicle stick Christmas tree

I love popsicle stick crafts…they are easy, the kids love them, and they are very affordable! Last week we made these cute little popsicle stick trees:

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My 3 year old loves the color pink (in case you couldn’t tell by the tree) and my 5 year old is becoming more and more detail oriented in crafts…it’s so much fun seeing both of their personalities as they grow up :)

To make the tree, take 7 popsicle sticks and cut each one slightly shorter than the other…I just cut them with pruning shears and estimated how long I wanted each stick. I also cut off the rounded ends so the sticks would all have flat ends.

Have your kids paint the branches, and another stick which will be the “trunk”.

Hot glue the branch sticks on to the trunk and let cool. You can also glue on other “ornaments” such as beads, pom poms, sequins…my 5 year old found a random star bead so we glued that on top of his tree.

Glue a ribbon on the back and you have a cute ornament!

I’m linking up to Works for me Wednesday, Kids Get Crafty, Mom’s Library, Mommy Solutions, What are Little Boys Made of? Creative Share Blog Hop,

5 comments:

  1. So sweet!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  2. So cute and simple. And recycling sticks too :)

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  3. Those are super cute. Finally an excuse to buy popsicles without folks looking at me like I'm insane in below freezing weather.

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  4. My youngest daughter is seven years old and still in the pink stage. I know I don't have long though...about age 9 they decide it is not the coolest color, anymore. At least this has been my experience. This is a great simple craft and would make a cute ornament, as you said. I hope you'll consider adding this and many of your posts to Look What We Did. -Savannah www.lookwhatwedid-homeschool.blogspot.com

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