Get ready for the holidays with 25 Days of Christmas Activities! We’ve just added this Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament craft to the list! It’s a fun holiday craft inspired by one of our favorite Christmas books.
Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament Craft:
Creating crafts like this Christmas one can be a fun way for kids to develop their fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and much more. Crafting will also help your children work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.
Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?
From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, kids use their fine motor skills as they are learning to read and write.
The development of the small muscles in the hands and fingers in coordination with the eyes is important in not only children’s learning but also in their everyday life.
Getting Ready To Make The Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament Craft:
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- A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
- Craft Sticks
- Green Paint
- Paint Brush
- Green Yarn
- Yellow Foam Star Sticker
- Brown Craft Foam
- Pipe Cleaner or Ribbon
How To Make The Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament Craft:
After reading the book A Wish To Be A Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe or your favorite Christmas tree book, your kids will begin making this holiday craft.
First, your kids will paint three craft sticks green. To save time, you can use the ones that are already colored green.
After the paint dries, your children will glue the ends of the craft stick together to foam a triangle shape.
Next, your kids will glue the end of the yarn to the craft sticks. You can also tie the yarn through the triangle.
Then, the fun begins! Your kids will wrap the yarn all around the craft sticks. You can use glue or tape to hold it in place as your wrap it. After the triangle is wrapped in yarn, cut it and glue the end to the craft sticks.
After the glue dries, stick a yellow foam star stick to the top. You can also use yellow craft foam and cut out your own star. Then, cut a small rectangle out of brown craft foam and glue it to the bottom of the triangle.
Next, glue sequins to the tree. To turn your craft into an ornament, cut a piece of pipe cleaner or ribbon that is about 3 inches long. Then, bend it to create a loop and glue the end to the back of the tree.
This Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament is a festive, book-inspired craft for your kids to create during the holidays. It’s a fun way for them to work on developing their fine motor skills too.
Pin It For Later:
Do you want to save this Christmas craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!
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