Christmas Tree Party Activity
December 13th, 2011 by Craftylocks

Around this time of year we usually have a bit of a party and I try to have a few activities set up that are easy and fun for any children that turn up. I have not tried this one before so I do not yet know how it will turn out. But the plan is that those that feel so inclined will decorate this very bare tree with lots of decorations and presents underneath it.

This tree is painted on a large bit of hardboard we had in the shed, I have taped the edges to prevent splinters!

The dog under the tree is not a gift, she is to demonstrate how large the tree is. So there is plenty of room for lots of children to use the boxes of felts I will have handy, to cover this tree with decorations.

Well of course things did not go completely as planned – but not in a bad way! The weather was lovely, and the children were all far too busy to sit down and draw, so we only had a couple of ornaments drawn on the tree – but they are still very cool. This may turn into an annual tree decoration activity – where a few ornaments are drawn on each year. Which would be a lovely crafty addition to our family Christmas traditions.

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4 Responses  
Xexilia writes:
April 10th, 2014 at 12:30 am

Wow! That’s a really neat anrsew!

dawnie jensen writes:
December 23rd, 2011 at 8:21 pm

o my gosh – I forgot the cute little sating bow running across the top of the cosage – sorry – this may explain why I do not have a blog or craft site because I give destructions not instructions. btw this is from Martha’s sire {thanks and sorry again)

dawnie jensen writes:
December 23rd, 2011 at 8:13 pm

For a playful nod to the traditional Christmas pin, try these cheerful corsages. They’re easy enough for a child to make but sophisticated enough for her mom to wear.

How to Make the Felt Holly Corsage

Cut out 2-3 felt holly leaves – here is a template:


Criss Cross the holly leaves and glue together – embellish leaves however you fancy – I put a jewel in the centre of mine

Another picture here:


Then glue a pin or barrette to the back here:


wa la – so festive – such a charming gift

did I mention that the finished pins can be mounted on cardstock by punching two holes, inserting the pin drawing a box underneath for a to and for message.

hope you like this project

one last pic:


dawnie writes:
December 21st, 2011 at 8:41 am

this is awesome – is it being decorated – this would work well at any party, church function – will you post a picture of the finished product.

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