How to Make a Christmas Tree Decoration

December 16, 2013

It's fun during the holidays to do art and craft activities with your kids, and there are ways that you can use these projects to help your kids learn new skills. This sequinned Christmas tree decoration from Childhood 101 is simple for children to make, and also encourages the development of fine motor skills through play. The items required to make this decoration include: a variety of different coloured sequins to make Christmas balls; small pins with coloured balls on the end to attach the balls to the tree; a polystyrene cone and green paint to form the tree and a few lengths of glitter tape to make the tinsel.

  • The first step is to paint the polystyrene cone green, so provide your child with the green paint, the cone and a paintbrush.
  • Once the cone is dry, you need to decorate the tree. Help your child to wind the glitter tap around the dry cone in an ascending pattern to form the 'tinsel' on the tree.
  • Pin the sequins onto the tree with the coloured pins. Use sequins of different sizes, shapes and colours for a more interesting and fun appearance.

If you have plenty of sequins, why not try making several trees with your child? Pinning the sequins on the tree will help your child develop their fine motor skills, and the kids will have fun decorating the house.



Also in Blog

How to Cultivate a Love of the Arts in Children with Creative Play
How to Cultivate a Love of the Arts in Children with Creative Play

May 17, 2019

Creating a love of art in kids is easiest when they’re small - and it takes only a little effort to encourage creative play.
Read More
Cool Kids Bedroom Rugs – Fun, Functional and FABULOUS
Cool Kids Bedroom Rugs – Fun, Functional and FABULOUS

May 10, 2019

From cosy and chic to playful and practical, add an element of style to your home with HipKids’ collection of kids bedroom rugs!
Read More
HipKids and the Starlight Foundation
HipKids and the Starlight Foundation

April 30, 2019

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is committed to enriching the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

HipKids was born from the need to provide children with unique, functional toys to inspire imagination; aiming to provide every child with the building blocks they need to thrive and flourish while igniting a sense of wonder and play.
Read More

JOIN THE HIPKIDS VIP CLUB

Free Gift When You Sign Up

To show our appreciation for subscribing to our Newsletter, a FREE HipKids Xylophone (Valued at RRP $29.95, excl shipping) will be added to your cart when you spend $150 or more on full priced items on your first order. 

 Please note: