Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Creative Wednesdays

While simple, this is a wonderful activity where kids will create some crafty Christmas magic. Allow the children to give these popsicle stick Christmas trees as gifts or to decorate their Christmas tree or hang in a window or on a door knob in their home.

You Will Need:

  • 3 Green Popsicle Sticks
  • Yellow and Brown Heavyweight Paper
  • Ribbon or Twine (approximately 6″ long)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • White Glue
  • Star Template
  • Pencil
  • Scissor
  • Pop Poms, Pipe Cleaners, Jingle Bells, Rhinestones, Buttons, Glitter (optional)

What to Do:

1. Have the adult or teen use the hot glue gun to attach the three popsicle sticks to make a triangle by putting a bit of glue on each corner of the triangle.

2. Cut about 6 inches of ribbon or twine. Make a loop and attach the ends of the ribbon or twine to the back and the top corner of the triangle with a dab of hot glue.

3. Using a star template (I printed a star) trace stars onto yellow paper and cut them out.

4. Cut small rectangles from brown paper to use as trunks for the trees.

5. Use glue to attach the brown rectangle to the back, bottom of the popsicle stick triangle to look like the trunk of the tree.

6. Attach the star to the top front of the tree with a dab of glue.

7. Using white glue allow the children to decorate the triangles however they like using pom poms, glitter, rhinestones, pipe cleaners and so on.

8. Once dry hang the trees as a decoration or ornament on the Christmas tree. The children can give theses trees as gifts to family and friends as well.

Reference:

Project and photos by Heather Sawyers Marinkovich and sons.

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