Fun with straws and a DIY Christmas craft ornament that kids of all ages will enjoy making! Plus, it’s nearly mess free and uses super simple and budget friendly supplies. Grab our free printable Christmas tree template below and some fun colored straws to get started. You can use this template for any materials you choose as well!
HOW TO MAKE STRAW DECORATIONS
WHO INVENTED STRAWS?
While plastic straws are a recent invention, people have been using hollow, cylindrical tubes to bring liquid to their lips for centuries. Ancient Sumerians, one of the first societies known to brew beer, 5000 years ago, submerged long, thin tubes made from metal into large jars to reach the liquid sitting below fermentation byproducts.
A man named Marvin Stone was the first to file a patent for a drinking straw, in 1888. The Smithsonian Institute reports that Stone was drinking a mint julep on a hot summers day in 1880 when his piece of rye grass, being used as a straw, began to disintegrate. Stone, a paper cigarette holder manufacturer, decided he could make something better. He wrapped strips of paper around a pencil, glued them together, and soon had an early prototype of paper drinking straws.
Instead of using them for drinking, grab the paper straws to create your own straw ornaments with our free Christmas tree printable below. Let’s get started!
STRAW CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS
- Christmas tree printable
- Paper straws
- Rolling pin
HOW TO MAKE STRAW ORNAMENTS
STEP 1. Print the Christmas tree template.
STEP 2. Use the rolling pin to flatten the straws.
STEP 3. Use scissors to cut the straws to fit inside the Christmas tree.
STEP 4. Cut two small pieces for the stars and the tree trunk.
STEP 5. Glue the straw pieces onto the paper and let dry.
STEP 6. Once dry cut around your trees.
STEP 7. Tape a piece of looped string to the back of the ornament to use for hanging.
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FUN CHRISTMAS STRAW DECORATIONS TO MAKE
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