Set up a little invitation to create yarn wrapped christmas trees as a lovely festive craft with added fine motor skills benefits!
I set out a christmas craft activity for the kids using painted christmas tree shapes, cut from a cardboard box. Next to each I provided some sparkly, green yarn and a pot of beads. Later they added some large sequins and glue themselves!
Cakie was keen to thread the beads onto the yarn to create baubles (tree decorations), so I helped by starting off the threading for her and she picked it up quite quickly.
When she had put on as many as she wanted we taped one end to the back of the card and she then wound the wool around the tree lots of times, keeping it tight as she did so. We secured the other end by taping it and it was finished!
Pop didn’t want to thread the beads so she started with the yarn wrapping, with a little help to keep it tightly wound. Then she chose to add some large sequins afterwards with PVA glue and a brush.
We added some pipe cleaner hangers to the top and they were all ready to hang on the tree or the wall as a Christmas decoration! They would also make a very cute Christmas tree card craft.
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For another similar version of this craft, check out Fantastic Fun and Learning’s yarn wrap tree ornaments
Bean: 1. 10
What they are learning while they play:
Motor skills: fine motor coordination, hand:eye coordination, threading, winding, keeping tension, sticking
Creativity: combining media, exploring textures
Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning says
These are very pretty, Anna! My little one would love lacing the beads. Thanks for mentioning our yarn tree, too.
this is a great kids craft idea. my kids would love this , pinned
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Nicole @ Working Kansas Homemaker says
Love this – what a beautiful craft that teaches motor skills too. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas.