Welcome and B Creative

Free Delivery Available

01273 682831

Lines Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Free Delivery Available

01273 682831

Lines Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

Christmas Tree Decorations with a Twist!

 

Yay, we have made it to December! We feel like we have been talking about Christmas for months already, but now we can officially get excited!  With only a few weeks left until the big day, we thought we would look at some quick and mess-free crafts this week. The plastic Christmas tree is perfect for a child led activity, or for after school club settings  where you are restricted in time!

 


 

Twisted Pipe cleaner Decorations!

 

Pipe cleaners are great for developing fine motor skills, and these little decorations, are a great take home gift.

 

Pipe Cleaner Star for developing fine motor skills Pipe Cleaner Star for developing fine motor skills

What do we need:

  • Pipe Cleaners 30cm - we used tinsel but plain works just as well
  • Scissors
  • Barrel beads
  • Bells (optional)

 

Final photo 1 Everything we need and a little bit more!

Instructions:

  • Cut one 30cm pipe cleaner into thirds
  • Cut one 30cm pipe cleaner in half
  • Take 2 of the smaller pipe cleaners and lay over each over to make a cross
  • Twist the horizontal pipe cleaner around the vertical pipe cleaner to secure
  • Place the longer length of pipe cleaner over the cross and twist around the centre to secure
  • Twist one end of the longer pipe cleaner into a hook to hang on the tree.
  • Thread beads or bells on to decorate the star
  • Hang and admire!

 

Make your own pipe cleaner snowflake Make your own pipe cleaner snowflake

 

Differentiation:

  • Discuss thirds and halves when cutting pipe cleaners, or have them ready to go
  • Make star spines for different lengths
  • Make repeating patterns by threading on beads
  • Make larger versions using full-sized pipe cleaners

 

Areas of learning covered by this activity:

  • Expressive arts and design, creative development, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, knowledge and understanding of the world, mathematics, science, problem solving and reasoning

 


My very own Christmas tree...

 

A quick and easy craft that is great for independent play.

 

Oh Christmas tree...

What do we need:

  • Christmas tree template - we used our corrugated plastic ones
  • Lick and stick Christmas shapes
  • Glitter glue
  • Metallic Pens
  • Paint brush

 

Final photo 8

Instructions.

  • Set up your work area so that everything is easily accessible
  • Let your imagination go wild and decorate your Christmas tree

 

Final photo 11 (rectangle)

 

Differentiation:

  • Talk about patterns
  • Get the glue out and let children cut and stick

 

Areas of learning covered by this activity:

  • Expressive arts and design, creative development, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, knowledge and understanding of the world, mathematics, science, problem solving and reasoning

 


 

Our Christmas tree decorations will really help children to get into the festive spirit whilst fine tuning their motor skills. What's more, these great take home crafts will really impress Mr Claus when he comes to visit!

 

Join us next week where we will be decorating calenders for 2016......exciting!

One thought on “Christmas Tree Decorations with a Twist!”

  • Funny Quotes

    We're a gaggle of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.

    Your site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have performed an impressive activity and our
    entire community will be thankful to you.

    Reply
Fields marked * are required