Paper chains and card trees

I don’t know a child who doesn’t like to make those paper chains that you see. It’s quite addictive really. Christmas music, laughing, joking, sticking…well you get the picture. We do it every year. Big and little children join in!

Buy the strips with a little peel off tab at the end or the lick and stick type. If you can’t find them in the shops, cut coloured paper into strips and glue the ends.

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Most children like to colour in too. Little man has made this tree. How cute is that?

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Easy peasy….

It begins with a basic tree shape. Cut two the same. You could print them off pre coloured if you wanted but we quite enjoyed the colouring in.

Then cut a slit down the middle from the top of one. Also a slit from the bottom to the middle of the other one.

Slot them together. Make a star for the top, slit and slot it in place.

You can make little baubles from circles too, cut a slit in each one then place on the branches of the tree.

None of this is our own idea I will add. It was on the back of a selection box that my little man had last year. It was a bit too late to be putting up christmas decorations by the time we got to it,  so we saved it in the box of decs for this year. This is so easy that you could make your own though;-)

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2 Responses

  1. The tree cards look amazing – Will keep the kids occupied plus you will end up with something this beautiful…

  2. Thanks for stopping by. My little one really enjoyed making it and it all helps practice manual dexterity whilst having fun! 😉

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