Paint Chip Christmas Tree Ornament
Whether looking for a classroom project, a grandparent’s gift or just something to keep the kids busy these VERY SIMPLE Christmas Trees will be a hit. After raiding your local home improvement store and using mostly things you have on hand, things will come together in a snap! You could even have the kids make these up and use them as gift tag labels!
Be sure to ask your store before taking the chips! I got mine from Lowes, and they had no problem with me taking as many as I needed!
What you need:
- Sectioned Paint Chips in GREENS
- Brown Paint Chips or Construction Paper
- Hole Punch
- String or Ribbon
- Elmer’s Glue
- Stickers, Sequins, Buttons, glitter glue, metallic sharpies, etc to decorate
- I grabbed a few other paint chips (pinks, blues, purples, reds, yellows, oranges) and used the hole puncher to make colored ‘ornaments’ to glue on.
- Angle cut the long sides of the green paint chips to make tree shape
- Punch a hole at the top and string your ribbon through
- Cut the brown chips or paper into strips for the tree trunk and glue onto the back with the color side facing out
- NOW onto the decor! Go to town with whatever you have. Use glitter glue to draw tinsel, glue on ornaments, and add stickers. These trees can be anything kids can imagine. Metallic markers work great for drawing ‘strings’ for lights.
Since I was doing this as a classroom party project I used a sectioned Rubbermaid container and set up the craft for easy access to a small group during center time.
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Whenever I am crafting, I keep my container of wipes handy for clean ups! Look how I make my own