I don’t know about you but in my house it is looking a LOT like Christmas. My 3 year old can’t get enough and I’m completely ok indulging her enthusiasm! For the past few days we have been doing Christmas activities together- everything from singing Christmas carols together and baking to various Christmas crafts.
Yesterday and the day before we focused on creating the felt Christmas tree that is always being pinned on Pinterest. It was a big hit until our cat and baby kept tearing it off the wall. I’m at a loss for ideas to keep it hanging up- I even hot glued it to the wall! (Let me know if you have any tricks to try!)
Today I came up with the idea to create Christmas tree hats together. I threw together craft items we had on hand such as construction paper, wrapping paper, ribbon, glue, and tape. This list is by no means extensive, you could use whatever supplies you have on hand to decorate your Christmas tree hat! If I wanted to go out and buy more supplies for this project I would suggest adding glitter, sequins, sparkly pompoms, pipecleaners, or even beads.
First we traced our hands onto brown paper to create reindeer to stand in front of our trees. Then we decorated one side of a piece of green construction paper with cut out red construction paper for ornaments and metallic ribbon to look like tinsel garland. Next, we cut out different “package” shapes from different wrapping paper patterns to create gifts to go under the tree. We turned the paper over and added cut out yellow construction paper stars (I decided yellow ribbon streamers would make my hat extra fancy!).
To finish making your hat, tape ribbons on either side of the undecorated side of the green paper to tie your hat under your chin. Lastly, roll paper into a cone that fits your head (or your child’s) and tape in place. Tah-dah!
My 3 year old hasn’t wanted to take her hat off all afternoon, it’s been adorable! This craft takes as much or as little time as you like (depending on your child’s focus). It would be super fun for a child’s Christmas party- or I can even see this being fantastic for an adult’s “tacky Christmas sweater” party.
Who do you plan to create your super silly Christmas tree hats with? Let me know in the comments! Be sure to check out more from Sarah over at Our Happy Imperfection.