Supplies: 9-inch Paper Plate, Green and Brown Paint, decorations for your tree, Glue, Card Stock or Toilet Paper Tube
Directions: To make the tree trunk use a toilet paper tube so it is six inches long and paint it brown. If you don't have a paper towel tube, you can use card stock. Cut the card stock so it is 6 inches by 8.5 inches and roll it into a tube and glue the side closed. To make the top of the tree paint a paper plate green and let it dry. Roll the paper plate into a cone shape as shown in the picture above. Glue it closed where it overlaps with a low glue. Glue the "tree trunk" inside the top of the tree. To finish glue sequins, pompoms, glitter, or gems on the tree to decorate.
Read: “Nutcracker” by E.T.A. Hoffman, Maurice Sendak, Ralph Manheim
Materials needed: construction paper, scissors, glue, blank calendar, yarn.
Directions: Cut out ovals and squares. Have the children write the dates of the December calendar. Glue the Christmas bulb over each number. (Be sure to only glue the top edge so it can be removed easily.) Glue the yarn over and between each Christmas tree bulb. Add glitter for fun.
Supplies Needed; Batter operated tea light, holiday ribbon, black felt, 2 wiggly eyes, sharpie pen, and a glue gun.
Directions; Use sharpie pen to draw black dots (for mouth) on tea light. Use glue gun to attach wiggly eyes. take black felt and cut a hat shape, and attach it to the top of the tea light. take about 4" of ribbon and tie it around the tea light tie it in a knot to hold it in place. Finally, take about 8" of ribbon and tie it in a loop. glue the loop to the back of the tea light, be sure to not obstruct the "on/off" switch.
Supplies Needed; 1 (8-in.) Green Cone-Shaped Styrofoam Form, 1 Package of Green Chenille Stems (Pipe cleaners), Wire Cutters or Utility Scissors, Dark Green Temper Paint, 1 Package Gum Drops
Directions; Begin by painting your styrofoam cone dark green. Cut chenille stems in a variety of lengths. Insert the shorter stem pieces in the top of the form, and increase the stem lengths as you work down toward the base of the cone creating the christmas tree shape. As you work your way down, push different colored gum drops into the chenille stems. Cover the form with the chenille stems and gum drops. You can bend them in any direction you desire since no Christmas tree is perfect. When you are finished, print and cut out the star shape (see below). Place a 3" stem into the top of the tree. Glue the star (sandwich style) to the top stem.