Christmas time is coming soon! YAY!!! I know it is only November, but Christmas starts early here at the shop and it is hard to not celebrate early. We got our two little helpers, Charis and Eli, to assist us with these crafts. They were simple and quick to do which leaves time for more crafts or other holiday traditions you may have. Here we go!
Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts (Star or Tree)
⭐ Yellow and Green Popsicle Sticks (You can use plain popsicle sticks, but you will want to color them with markers or paint them)
⭐ Yellow and/or Green Markers or Paint (Only needed if using plain popsicle sticks)
⭐ Glue Gun
⭐ Craft Twine
🌲 Have your children decide if they would like to make a tree or a star. They can always make both, but you may just want to start with one.
🌲 If you are using plain popsicle sticks, you will want your children to color or paint them first so they can dry before assembling. Green for the tree and yellow for the star.
🌲 Have your children lay out the popsicle sticks to make their tree or star. (If your child chose the tree, you will want to help them cut the popsicle sticks to the correct lengths to make the tree.) By laying it all out before, they can see exactly where they need to place the glue.
🌲 Start gluing! Charis is 9 years old and has used the hot glue gun before, so we let her do her thing. Eli hadn't used a hot glue gun before. We discussed the safety of a hot glue gun and I helped him do the gluing per his request. (If you have a different type of glue you would like to use, go for it!) We also talked about how "a dot is a lot" when it comes to glue!