These Christmas Twig Tree Ornaments are so easy to make, even the youngest crafters will love them.
I love a Christmas tree ornament that looks like a miniature Christmas tree.
Similar to our Twig Star Ornaments from last year, the toddlers and preschoolers are combining twigs and yarn, and using their wrapping and winding skills to make this adorable nature craft for Christmas.
You probably already know how much we love crafting with sticks and other natural materials here in my home daycare! I love the simplicity of a nature craft. Using sticks and other found natural items in for your crafts and activities is a great way to stretch your crafting budget, and also a lovely way for your kids to explore the natural world around them.
A nature walk or a scavenger hunt where you hunt for your sticks and twigs is always a great way to kick off an activity like this one.
To make our Twig Tree Ornaments, you’ll need:
Pretty simple, right? I used Martha Stewart’s “Glitter Eyelash” yarn in a silvery blue, but don’t let yourself be limited by materials. You could use regular yarn in festive colours, rafia, strips of fabric scraps, ribbon, or even strips cut from colourful plastic bags. Get creative and use what you’ve got!
Glue your twigs together to form a triangle and glue a small trunk to the bottom.
Once your glue has set, tie your yarn around a twig, and start wrapping.
Finish by tying off at the top of the tree. Attach a ribbon for hanging, and you’re done!
If you use something different to wrap your twiggy tree with, I’d love to see your finished project!
If you’re looking for more beautiful nature crafts for Christmas, have a look at this collection of twig ornaments by Rainy Day Mum.
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