When thinking about Christmas craft projects, I like to consider those that also give my students the opportunity to work their fine motor muscles. This Foam Christmas Tree Kids Ornament craft is the perfect opportunity for children to use their fine motor skills while creating an adorable Christmas ornament!
Foam Christmas Tree Kids Ornament
This craft project is suitable for children as young as Pre-K all the way through grade school. I am sure that even older children would really enjoy this project too!
If you have little ones who aren’t yet strong in their cutting skills, then you can pre-cut the foam pieces for them. Those kiddos will still get their fine motor muscle workout when gluing the pieces together.
Let’s get started with some frugal supplies!
- Green, yellow and red craft foam
- Wood craft stick
- Craft glue
- Ribbon or twine for hanging the ornament
Assemble the Ornament
Begin by cutting green craft foam into strips. These strips should be cut in various sizes and lengths.
Next, add some glue about an inch from the bottom of the craft stick.
Start applying the green foam strips to the wood stick as you work your way up the stick.
You will want to place the longer strips at the bottom of the stick and apply smaller strips to the top. This way, it will look more like the shape of a tree.
While the green foam dries, cut out a yellow star and small red circles for the ornaments.
Glue the star to the top and scatter the red ornaments around the tree.
To complete the foam Christmas tree ornament, cut a piece of ribbon or twine, shape it into a loop, and glue it to the top back of the tree for hanging.
Now display your kids ornament on your tree or give it to someone special as a gift!
This craft is great for classroom fun and for building up fine motor skills as students build their tree with the pieces. It is sure to be a hit with your kids!
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