Ah, December. Winter. Christmas. Clocks starting to resemble fans.
Anyone else feel like the world just starts flying by this time of year? I am not a fan of the rush of the holiday season and try to be mindful of slowing down and enjoying all the beauty and fun winter and Christmas time hold. I took my family on an evening trip to see a huge light display because that’s what matters – fun, family time and memories made.
So here I am with another simple toddler or preschooler seasonal craft, a fun craft stick Christmas Tree! I have also collected some fun activities from my fellow bloggers as well. Enjoy!
Craft Stick Christmas Tree
- Craft sticks in various colors
- Pom poms in various colors
- Newspaper or packing paper for a mess-free workspace
Since we have a ton of packing paper I’ve been using it for activities. I used it on our coffee table to catch all the fun and mess and glue. Less clean up later!
Start with one vertical craft stick. Pick a color any color. Then, pick a few craft sticks, vary the colors or do green, totally up to you (and your child).
This next step is for the adult – cut the craft sticks, one shorter than the last. This is how we’ll make the Chrismas Tree design. Glue the cut up craft sticks horizontally to the vertical stick.
This step is tons of fun for the toddler or preschooler who runs your house. Let the little one glue the pom pom ornaments to the tree. My tot had a blast!
Then, he went all glue-happy gluing the remaining craft sticks to each other and onto the big paper.
Check out his silly self with that glue (and that hair!) – he loved this project! And yes, I know, this mama bad needs a manicure haha! Such is mom life.
And now, the promised roundup of other seasonal crafts. And food. Enjoy!
Christmas Holiday or Winter Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This snowy pine cone garland is gorgeous. These fingerprint wreath ornaments are cute.
Don’t forget my Christmas tree STEAM project with pattern recognition.
You can also try this fun DIY sensory snow activity!
Here’s a printable activity book for Christmas.
Christmas Holiday Treats, for Moms!
A caramel apple cider is a festive drink for this time of year!
Ooh these peppermint pattie brownies are a great idea.
Of course, don’t forget your holiday cheese tray.
What fun Christmas and winter activities are you doing with your toddlers and preschoolers?