Use this paper craft for children to whip up a forest of Christmas trees.
It can be made with or without decorations too – lots of fun either way.
For the basic tree you just need some green card and the usual supplies of scissors and glue. If you want to wrap it in baubles you will also need some jewelery wire and beads.
Draw four circles of different sizes on the card. Rummage through the pantry to find cans, bottles and other items you can use to trace round. Cut the circles out with the scissors. If you have scissors that cut with a fancy edge then make sure they get some use!
Cut your circles in half. You will have enough pieces for two trees.
Roll each half into a cone shape and glue edges together. Use clothes pegs to hold them in place while the glue dries.
Cut slits around the edges and flick the edges out a bit to add texture to the tree. Pop a bit of glue on top of each cone and stack them up – if you want a plain tree you are done.
If you want to get all fancy schmancy then take a piece of jewelery wire three times the height of the tree in length. Thread pretty beads onto the wire making a bend after each bead so it stays in place. Leave a length of wire un-beaded. Thread this wire through the top of the tree and down through each of the cones. Turn the tree upside down and bend the wire tail to keep the four cones together.
Bend the beaded wire gently round the tree.
For some other festive crafts check out the Christmas Paper Crafts for Children list.