Monday, December 22, 2008

A Glittery Christmas Tree

This is what N and I did today for a craft/activity. It was easy, quick, and fun. Here's how we did it:
  1. construction paper: green for tree, brown for stump, colors of your own choice for ornaments, and blue for the background
  2. glitter
  3. Elmer's glue
  4. scissors


  1. I drew a big triangle on the green paper and had N cut it out. This teaches them how to use their fine motor skills. N used to really struggle at cutting specific shapes, but he's improving.
  2. Do the same for the stump
  3. Glue the stump and tree on the blue paper.
  4. Cut out or tear small shapes for the ornaments. (We would have had more on ours but N didn't want to do anymore)
  5. Draw a zig-zag down the tree with the Elmer's glue, then immediately sprinkle your glitter over the glue making sure the glue is well covered.
  6. Let dry completely - put it some place where it won't be bothered
  7. When dry, pour excess glitter off of picture. You're done! Now your tree has pretty glittery tinsel.

*Tip: It might be easier to just use glitter glue instead of loose glitter and Elmer's glue

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