Spend time crafting with your little ones making this Christmas tree craft made entirely from popsicle sticks. It will look good anywhere on your tree and is the perfect way to teach your grandkids about the birth of Christ.
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WITH THIS PROJECT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN…
- What the colors green, brown, white, and gold are
- What a Christmas tree is
- The birth of Jesus
- How to paint
I LOVED GETTING TO SPEND TIME WITH MY GRANDKIDS MAKING THIS POPSICLE STICK CHRISTMAS TREE. HERE IS WHAT WE USED TO MAKE IT:
- Popsicle sticks
- Green, brown, and white paint
- Gold glitter paint or a gold star sticker
- Gold string or a gold pipe cleaner
- Paint brush
- Hot glue or craft glue
The first thing you are going to do is paint five popsicle sticks green and one popsicle stick brown.
Then line up your popsicle sticks and cut them so that they look like a Christmas tree (see example below). Be sure to save some of your left over popsicle stick for we will use it to paint or stick your star onto. It can be tricky to cut through popsicle sticks so I recommend that you cut them instead of your little ones.
Next using white paint write “For unto us a child is born” onto your tree. On the first popsicle stick your will right “for”. The one below that paint “unto”. The middle popsicle stick should say “us a”. The popsicle stick under that should say “child”. The last popsicle stick you should right “is born”. If your child struggles with writing or with their letters feel free to paint this on for them.
After that you are going to take one of your extra pieces of green popsicle and paint a star on it or put a star sticker. You are then going to glue all of your green popsicle sticks onto the brown one. Make sure that your writing is in order and that your star is on top. To finish off your ornament add some gold string or a pipe cleaner so that you can hang it up.
You are now finished your Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree! I hope you and your grandkids had a blast making this. Have a Merry Christmas!