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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Triangles

Clearly, we had a giant party with popsicle sticks, stick-on pearls and gems, and glitter glue, right? We bought a whole bunch and then went to town on all kinds of ornaments including these traditional little trees. If you’re a new subscriber, you should know that I don’t just post about crafts, but we are on a big Christmas crafting kick, so that’s what you’re getting right now. Things will return to normal soon. I have made these little triangular trees at least five times in Grace’s 8 years. I may even have posted them before here. They’re just a … Read more

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

This craft is as easy as easy can get. Seriously. Pre-painted popsicle sticks, heavy duty scissors, and a little bit of hot glue. And then you’ll have pretty Christmas trees to hang on your Christmas tree. It doesn’t get better than that! I played with a lot of combinations for these trees, but I always came back to liking the dark purple trunk the best. I’m not sure why (or why the colors mattered so much to me, but they did). We’ve been making a lot of crafts this holiday season, and this was by far our quickest. It’s also … Read more

Button Wreath Craft for Preschoolers

Aren’t these cute? I love button crafts, and there is no finer button craft than a little wreath. These are so easy to make that we were finished and had the glue gun put away in under ten minutes. The hardest part is gathering the materials and finding the right buttons, which is why I bought kits for these at Oriental Trading. Everything came prepackaged in little baggies with just the right amount of each color and even a little bow already pre-tied Perfect. So I’m going to give you instructions to make these, but know that gathering all these … Read more

Easy Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments for Preschoolers

We’ve been crafting so much that my glue gun caught on fire. For real. I had to throw it out after flames shot out of it and it set off the smoke detector. Okay, not really about the smoke detector, but everything else is true. I love crafting with my kids. I feel the same way about crafting with them that I feel about cooking with them. I absolutely positively love doing it. Except for the mess they make. I could do without that. But anyway. I sat down one Saturday afternoon while the girls were playing Barbies, and I … Read more

Making Styrofoam-filled Christmas Ornaments with a Preschooler

Christmas Ornaments for Preschoolers

We’ve made several Christmas ornaments by stuffing things into a clear glass ball. We tried several combinations of paint and glitter, and those didn’t come out as well as we would have liked. I’m not sure why. We stuffed pom-poms into a bunch of them. Those were all really nice. This ornament was supposed to be filled up with styrofoam beads and glitter. I didn’t want to buy styrofoam beads (and wasn’t allowed to go shopping on bedrest), so we improvised. We had a bunch of styrofoam made from big pieces of foam, and Joe and Grace crumbled them up. … Read more

Sequined Snowflake Ornaments that Preschoolers Can Make

Christmas Ornaments Preschoolers Can Make

Back when I was pregnant with Allie and on bedrest, Grace and I made all kinds of Christmas ornament crafts. Grace was 3 1/2 at the time, and I posted them on this page of Christmas Ornaments that Preschoolers Can Make. Last week, I went back through the 31,364 photos in my iPhoto library looking for one from that December, and I found some ornaments that we’d made but I had never posted. So I’m going to post them this week. These are really simple crafts that even a cooperative toddler could make. (I don’t see Allie being cooperative, but Grace … Read more