Don't get me wrong, I love a good time-consuming craft undertaking every once in while, but sometimes it's fun to whip up a quickie with nearly immediate satisfaction. Like this Paper-Strip Christmas Tree Ornament, for example. You can make this with kids as young as 3 years old (my toddler son Oliver made one that looks more like one of these fake-tree-cell-phone towers), and you likely already have the supplies around the house! Here's how you do it...
What you'll need:
- Tongue depressor
- Green craft paper
- Glue Stick
- Glitter paper
- Enamel dot stickers (Doodlebug Designs: Sprinkles)
- Cut green paper into thin strips, about 1/4" wide to 1/2" wide.
- Use the glue stick to cover about two thirds of the stick in strips of green paper, overlapping as much as you'd like. Trim the edges to form a tree shape.
- Cut a small slit into the ends of each strip (optional).
- Adhere enamel dot stickers as ornaments.
- Cut 4 1" strips of glitter paper (you can use yellow paper or glitter your own if you don't have this) and glue them together as an asterisk. Adhere a dot in the middle then glue to the top of your tree.
- Cut a 3" piece of string and glue it to the back of your tree ornament.
Come back for the next 9 days for more fun craft ideas to make these days before Christmas fly by!