Christmas is fast approaching and there’s nothing like creating gifts and decorations with kids that you can keep forever.
I have no idea where I found these very cute Christmas trees – on the net somewhere (so if the original idea belongs to anyone reading this, I apologise for not acknowledging you).
They not only look fantastic but are so easy to make and only take a couple of minutes – which is great for little people’s attention spans! Threading is a good activity for developing fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination. Perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree or as a present for someone special :-).
What you need:
- Buttons of various sizes and colours – choose your own colour scheme (6 or 8 buttons for each tree)
- Small bells
- Pipe cleaners
I picked all these things up from spotlight… They even had a prepackaged bag of buttons in Christmas colours.
What you do:
- Arrange the buttons in size order – this is a great activity for teaching children the concept of size and seriation.
- Cut pipe cleaner in half
- Thread a bell on one end of the pipe cleaner and twist so it won’t fall off
- Thread buttons beginning with the largest to smallest
- Loop end of pipe cleaner to form a hook and twist
- Hang on the Christmas tree 🙂
I hope you like these as much as I did!