Happy Buddy and I had the best time making this Easy Christmas Tree Craft.
But I think I had even more fun than he did – ha!
I wasn’t even going to blog about this craft (I have been seeing it fly around Pinterest and thought we’d give it a go), but when we finished making our first tree, I got so excited about it I went back and did a second tree, snapping tutorial shots along the way (this is why you don’t see my favorite little craft helper). 🙂
Green Construction Paper
Colored Tissue Paper, cut into squares
Step 1 – Fold the green paper in half hot dog style. Use a pencil to draw the outline of a half of a Christmas tree.
Step 2 – Cut the Christmas tree out.
Step 3 – While the paper is still folded, punch holes all over the tree. Unfold.
Step 4 – Use the glue stick to add glue all around the holes on one side of the tree.
Step 5 – Place various colored tissue paper squares over the holes.
Step 6 – Flip the Christmas tree over once the back is covered with tissue paper squares and the glue has dried.
Step 7 – Hang in the window and enjoy seeing how the sun ‘lights up’ the tree – giving it a lovely glow.
Isn’t it pretty?
Check out my inspiration for this post over at All Kids Network.
And speaking of Christmas trees…
Did you know that the Evergreen Tree is a symbol of the everlasting life we have in Christ? Apparently, the evergreen tree is always green – it does not become dormant in the winter, like most other trees. When a person follows Jesus, his or her life is never dormant – it is always full of life! John 6:33 says, “He gives life to the world…”
On top of that awesome truth, the needles of an evergreen tree are pointing up – a symbol of our hands raised in worship to the King of Kings.
Just thought you might want to share that with your Happy Buddies in between gluing tissue paper squares. 🙂
Merry Easy Christmas Tree Craft-ing!
“So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands…” Psalm 63:4