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Button Christmas Tree Decorations

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!


5 responses »

  1. Such a cute idea!
    Going to make some I think.
    We used buttons to make some of our Christmas cards, smaller buttons glued in the shape of a christmas tree. 🙂

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