There is so much you can do with some recycled cardboard and yarn. I love simple projects that look amazing but don’t take a ton of time, supplies, or craftiness to do! Our lacing Christmas tree craft is a great for developing fine motor skills and is a fun Christmas activity that you can do at home or in the classroom. We have several fun Christmas crafts for you to try!
LACING CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT FOR KIDS
FINE MOTOR CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES
Christmas is an awesome time to bring some fun and novelty to everyday fine motor skills practice. Kids love the holiday season and just about anything with a Christmas theme is sure to be a hit. Practice skills without even knowing it! Win, win for sure!
Our Christmas crafts are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!
Get out the cereal box or recycled cardboard and make this fun and colorful Christmas tree craft.
Lacing Christmas Tree Craft
- Cardboard (cereal box)
- Green yarn
- Hole punch
- Clear tape
- Decorations – pom poms, sequins
- Markers – yellow, brown
STEP 1. Begin by cutting a section of card from a piece of cardboard. We used cereal boxes and then simply cut the front and back of the box in half.
STEP 2. Draw a large triangle on the cardboard and carefully cut out the triangle. Younger children will need assistance from an adult.
STEP 3. Punch holes all around the outside of the triangle.
STEP 4. Cut a large strand of yarn. Insert one end through a hole and tape to what was the front and is now the back of the cardboard.
TIP: Use another small piece of tape to wrap around the other end so that it doesn’t fray and is easier to lace through the holes.
STEP 5. Start threading the yarn through the holes at random.
Once finished lacing, tape the final end to the back of the cardboard, as well.
STEP 6. Use glue to add poms or sequins to the tree. You could also use gems or buttons.
STEP 6. Finally, use a yellow marker to draw a star on top and draw a trunk with the brown marker, too.
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FUN LACING CHRISTMAS TREE CRAFT FOR KIDS
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