Kid’s Crafting at Christmas

Good morning crafty friends!  It’s Friiiiiiiiiiiday,and today I have a “team” project to share with you!

As many of you know, I have two little girls – a 6 and a 4 year old.  It will probably come as not surprise that both like to craft.  So anytime I have an excuse to create a project with them, I am a happy momma!

Today at the Ribbon Resource, the team is sharing some ides for Christmas crafting with your little!  And I have some some Christmas trees hats to share!

Kids-craft-angled

One of the best things about crafting with the girls is that our projects often change during the process.  Originally, the idea was to to create some trees that would also include some lacing so the girls could work a bit on fine motor skills.  As a result, tree one with the White and Silver satin string (378-31) was born!

The tree started out on a sheet of 12×12, with the girls tracing a circle from and ice cream pail.  We then cut a straight line up to the centre and created our cone shape.  I used a hole punch to add some 1 1/2″ spaced holes (an odd number works best), and then created the cone shape. Kids-craft-lacingMy oldest did the threading and tying and then we had to create a topper for the tree.  One piece of the 1.5″ Silver Star banner (481-15-31 ) was a perfect backdrop for one piece of the 3/4″ White snowflakes (EX-61).

Kids-craft-star

Now, I had every intention of creating more of these types of trees, but as I was going through my crafty stash, a new inspiration hit!  I cam across my 3/8″ Adhesive Velvet Ric Rac (A480-38-14), and it was like the angels started singing in the background.  Adhesive ribbon is the absolute best for little girls!!!!

Kids-craft-trimThere is no tying required, and there are no limits in the way you can put it down on your paper – any angle will work!  It’s perfect for little creative fingers! So I ditched the holes on tree two and three and voila – more cute Christmas trees – this time topped off with 1.5″ Adhesive Sequin heart (A478-15-14) and a single 1.5″ Silver Star banner (481-15-31).

the funniest part of the whole project was that as soon as the trees were finished, they transformed into something else – Christmas hats!  Both girls had them on their heads and wanted me to attach ribbons at the bottom to tie them on.  Even our elf got into the action!

In the end, my favourite part of this project is the memories it created!  I feel a scrapbook page coming on!

Now, don;t forget to check out all the other projects up today, and to head over to the Ribbon Resource blog (there’s a giveaway to enter)!!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Ribbon Resource Ribbon used:

Other product:

  • 12×12 paper (I used DCW)
  • adhesive
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