Make Your Own
Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree
Completing crafts can be a fun way to practice following directions, listening, and cooperating with others. Try out this festive ornament craft this holiday season.
5. Popsicle Sticks
6. Sequins, glitter, and/or small beads
Color your popsicle sticks! Color about 13 to 15 sticks green (or whatever color you would like your tree to be!) and 2 to 3 should be brown or the color of a stump.
Lay out popsicle sticks on a sheet of construction paper to create a template of a tree. It can be any shape that you like (short and plump, tall and skinny, etc). You may need to cut a few popsicle sticks to make them shorter for the top of the tree.
Taking one popsicle stick at a time, put a line of glue down the popsicle stick and stick it to the paper. Repeat the process popsicle stick by popsicle stick until all the sticks are glued down to the paper. (This can get messy and can require control and patience. Take breaks and deep breaths when needed!)
Time to be patient! Let the tree dry for 30 minutes to an hour.
Once the sticks are secured to the paper, dot the tree with glue and decorate with sequins, glitter, and/or small beads. (Take your time and be patient—beads and sequins may not stick at first!)
Time to be patient again! Let the beads, sequins, and glitter dry.
While your tree is drying, draw a tree-topper on a piece of construction paper (this can be a star, a character, or your favorite thing). Cut the topper out and glue it on the construction paper on top of the tree.
Once it is dry, time to enjoy your tree! You can hang it up or give it to a friend or family member as a gift.