How many times have you had to tell your toddlers to leave the Christmas tree ornaments alone? With this felt tree, they can decorate and redecorate until their hearts content. I have a friend that works from home who is always finding ways to keep her kids busy while she is working. She shared this idea with me, and I’m so glad that she did! My girls have had so much fun, and it is great way to involve the festivities of the season in a way mom doesn’t have to help. Perfect for the “I can do it myself” age. Oh, and no mess!
This tree can be done as simple or as fancy as you would like. I choose to do mine very simple so that I would get it done. :)
- green and brown felt and a variety of other colors
- cookie cutters
- white or silver marker for candy cane stripes
- hot glue gun (optional)
First cut out a large triangle for the tree. Then glue a rectangle of brown felt for the trunk (optional). Choose a wall space and pin it to the wall or you could even use double sided tape.
Trace different shapes of cookie cutters and cut them out. I doubled and tripled the felt when I cut so that I could cut out more at a time.
Simple right!? At least a daily half an hour of keep them busy so you can get something done time!
Happy tree trimming!