When it’s Christmas? I get this question from my preschool every day. Well, almost every day. There are times when he asks when it’s his mom’s birthday. But this only because he knows that right after my birthday comes Christmas. We have even started making some Christmas crafts (Halloween is in 2 weeks!). This paper plate Christmas tree craft gave us the opportunity to use our plastic yarn needles for the first time. Big hit and easy crafting tool, that I highly recommend for kids.
Paper plate Christmas tree craft
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- paper plate
- red paint
- paint brush
- hole punch
- green thread
- plastic yarn needle
- cardstock paper: yellow and brown
Step 1: Start by painting your paper plate red. Let it dry completely.
Step 2: Use a pencil to draw a big triangle in the middle of the paper plate and then cut it out.
Step 3: Make holes along the three sides of the triangle . Cut a big strand of yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Secure the other end of the yarn at the back of the paper plate with tape. You can now start threading the green yarn through the holes in the paper plate. Continue until you reach the end of your yarn. If you haven’t threaded through all the holes, you can cut another strand of yarn and follow the same steps as before. (Tie one end to the needle and secure the other hand to the paper plate).
Step 4: Cut the tree trunk from brown cardstock paper and glue it to the bottom of the tree. Add a yellow cardstock paper star at the top of your Christmas tree. Glue it also.
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