One last Christmas craft before the season is over! Em asked to get crafty on her sick day last week, and here’s what we came up with, thanks as always to Pinterest. Let’s decorate a Christmas Tree by Letter!
This was fairly simple; it just required a few steps before the girls sat down to the table. I got a large sheet of white paper and glued two construction paper trees down. Then I wrote the word Christmas on a separate piece of paper and gave each letter a corresponding button color. I decided to do two different colors for the two letter “s” so the kids would be sure to understand there wasn’t just one. You can also use small pom poms instead of buttons–I just think they’re harder to glue on (and I love button crafts!).
I wrote the letters that spell out Christmas (you could do your child’s name or any word of significance) and put a drop of glue on each letter as it came up. The girls identified the letters and its corresponding color, found the matching buttons and applied them themselves. Color and letter recognition with a touch of fine motor skills. They loved it, and worked so nicely together!
The final products were so pretty, and were hung up with our other holiday crafts with care! Holiday crafting is one of my favorite parts of the season! This one will certainly help brighten your home–and teach the kids a thing or two–this Christmas!