Monday, December 10, 2012

Construction Paper Christmas Trees!

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Another part of the Christmas season that Rory loves are the Christmas trees.  Whenever we go into stores and see Christmas trees; her face lights up brighter than any light or treetop angel.  Although we have a beautiful tree all lit up in our house, we have decided that we needed a few more.  Rather than spend a lot of money buying new ones, we decided to make some!



Materials Needed:
large piece of paper
green construction paper
scissors
glue or tape
ornaments

This project was really fun for us for a very special reason.  I let Rory use her own scissors for this project.  Every time I do projects I have to hide my scissors and she is always eyeing them up and wanting to use them.  So I bought her a child's pair, that she could try to use on her own.    I am pretty sure she liked the almost more than making the Christmas trees!

For these trees, take your big piece of paper and make a cone with it.  Tape or glue it where the two sides meet.  The bottom of the cone will be uneven, so use your scissors to cut it and make it even.

Take the pieces of green construction paper and cut it into 1.5- 2 inch strips.  Then holding the paper vertically, cut the strips of paper very close to the top, but not all the way through (if you cut your paper 2 inches thick, cut it 1 and 3/4 inches, so there is enough room at the top.  

Starting at the bottom of your cone, holding the sides of your paper that isn’t cut, begin gluing the strips of paper to your tree.  Continue and overlap as much as you would like.  When you get to the top of the tree, take a strip of your cut green construction paper and make another cone.  Glue the little cone to the top of the tree.

Now you can decorate them as you want!  We lucked out and at the hobby store near our house they had small decorations for small trees.  

Now we have trees all over the house and on every table!   


1 comment:

  1. That is so cute, I would of never thought of that. I am definitely making me one or maybe a few! LolSteel Building Contractor

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