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Making An Angel Tree Topper with a Preschooler

angel tree topper craft

This project did not appear in Ornaments to Make With a Preschooler. Probably because it’s so ugly that nobody else would ever dare make one. I asked Grace if she wanted to top her Christmas tree with an angel or a star. I explained the significance of both stars and angels. She chose an angel. I researched crafty angel projects online, and I found beautiful angels made from doilies, scrapbook paper, and even beads. None of them would really work for a 3-year-old. So. I made up something else. Angel Tree Topper Craft Materials 1 sheet of 12×12-inch scrapbook paper … Read more

Plant a Tree

One hot July day, about fifteen years ago, I was helping my mother weed the flower beds in front of our house when I found a maple sapling. The tree, its roots, and its leaves remained in tact, even after I ripped it from the ground. Surprised by the vigor of the tiny tree, I asked my mom if I could plant it somewhere. She said I had to ask my dad. I asked my dad. “Yeah, go ahead,” he said nonchalantly. “It’s going to be a lot of work to do it right. You’ll have to dig a whole … Read more