Paper Cone Tree Ornaments – an easy Christmas craft for kids.
These Paper Cone Tree ornaments are really easy to make, so they’re a great Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
We’ve made these paper cone ornaments to be Christmas tree ornaments, but they can be used as table toppers for a holiday table as well.
Older children will be able to make these by themselves, but younger children will require some assistance. Try to offer only as much help as they need. As challenging as it might be, resist the urge to step in and do something that your child may not actually need help with. The best way for your child to learn a new skill is by figuring it out themselves. Sometimes if we sit back and give them a little time, and instruct with our words rather than our hands, our children will surprise us and themselves by accomplishing the task. The look of delight and pride on their faces, when that happens, is well-worth the patience and the wait!
Ok, let’s get started with these homemade tree decorations!
Supplies for Paper Cone Tree Ornaments
- Coloured card stock, wall paper samples or scrapbooking paper
- 2 beads or buttons per ornament
- thread for hanging
How to make your Paper Cone Trees:
- To make your paper cone, trace a half-circle onto a piece of card stock (I traced halfway around a small plate).
- Cut out your half-circle, and bend it until your bottom corners overlap, and staple it in place, leaving a small hole at the top of your cone.
- Staple or tape a piece of yarn (a couple feet long) to the bottom of your cone, and give the entire cone a good coating of white glue. The hooligans used paintbrushes to apply the glue.
- While the glue is wet, simply wind your yarn around the cone several times, from the bottom all the way up to the top, and if there’s yarn left over, wind your way back down the tree again.
That’s all there is to it!
When your glue has dried, string a bead onto a piece of thread or ribbon, and poke both ends of the thread up through the hole in the top of the tree. The bead (or button) prevents your thread from coming through the top of the cone.
Aren’t they pretty? Another homemade ornament made by your child to add to your Christmas tree!
You can find all of our easy and inexpensive Christmas crafts and activities for kids on my Hooligans Xmas Pinterest board!
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