Christmas break is upon us, and parents everywhere are thinking up ways to keep their kids active and entertained. Christmas crafts are a good way to keep your children engaged, and we have a simple one that’s pretty easy to do and a lot of fun too.
Making a Christmas tree out of old puzzle pieces is a fun way for kids to make their own ornament to hang on the tree, or to give as a special gift. Here’s what you will need:
- Puzzle pieces
- Green Paint
- Red Paint
- Spread a few sheets of the newspaper down to protect you table or counter.
- Gather about 15 puzzle pieces and flip them all over so that the blank side is facing up.
- Paint them all green.
- Get one additional puzzle piece and paint it red.
- Once the paint is dry you will want to arrange the green pieces into rows. You’ll want a row of 5, a row of 4, a row of 3, and a row of 2.
- Once you have your rows laid out, glue each row together so that the puzzle pieces overlap slightly. Let the rows sit to dry.
- Once all of the rows are dry, flip them over so that the green side faces down.
- Glue the row of 4 on top of the row of 5 so that they overlap just a bit. Then, glue the row of 4 onto the row of 4 and so on. Once all the rows are glued together in descending order, glue the final green piece to the row of 2.
- Let the “tree” dry. Once dry, flip it back over to the green side to see your tree.
- Now, glue your red piece to the center of the bottom row as your tree base.
- Once you tree is painted, glued and dried. You can use the glue and sequins to decorate your tree.
- Finally, make a loop with your string and glue it to the back of the tree to make a hanger.