This is a very easy craft – the children draw around a tree template and cut out the shape. Then they decorate the tree with glittery shapes/paper and glitter glue and small pompoms (these are a little unwilling to stick but will if they are held down for a few seconds). Punch a hole in the top of the tree and add wool or cord.
Glitter glue can take a while to dry so allow for that when you make these.
T o make a Christmas tree template – white A4 card folded in half lengthwise – draw half a tree beginning and ending on the folded edge. When you unfold the card you will have a symmetrical tree. Cut out.
You will need sugar paper or gold or silver card (about 100g in weight) cut in to circles. Aim for five circles per decoration.
A hole punch
Wool or thread
Fold each of the five circles in half – if the gold/silver card is white on one side make sure you fold that circle with the gold/silver on the inside.
Start to glue together – take on circle – glue one half of it – and stick another circle to it – carry this on till you have one circle left and then stick all of that circle to the decoration to make it complete.
You need to punch a hole in the decoration. This is tricky! Fold the decoration as in the picture and carefully punch a hole.
Add wool or similar – to make the decoration hang straight thread one piece of the woolpart way round again so the two threads are opposite each other and then tie a knot.
You can do different colour combinations and younger children might like to make the decoration with just four circles to begin with.
You can buy ready cut circles or use a 3inch craft punch. It is best to have perfect circles but you could cut your own.
This is a simple autumn wreath.
What you need:
A card circle with the middle cut out. You can buy these but I drew round a paper plate and a pencil pot. Use a low weight card to make cutting out easier.
Tissue paper, in autumn colours, to cover the wreath and some to scrunch up into ‘berries’
Leaf shapes in autumn colours, plus a few green (this adds a bit of zing to the picture!)
Yellow wool to tie through a hole (use a hole punch)
Display some autumn pictures to give children ideas.