FamilyFun Holiday Challenge: Day 15 Trim a Tree

Trim a Tree is a simple Christmas craft to make with the kids.  It does not require a lot of expensive supplies or a lot of skill, but the results are adorable.

Now FamilyFun describes this as a craft for preschoolers and it certainly is easy enough for the preschool crowd, but don't let that stop you from trying this out with your children. An adult will definitely have to do the craft stick cutting (which I thought was a bit of challenge even using my kitchen shears) but the kids should be able to to everything else with little assistance.

We didn't have any wooden stars to top our tree, but we did happen to have some glow-in-the-dark stars on hand (the kind you normally would buy to stick on the ceiling). Robo Dude and Cyber Princess are totally tickled that their tree's have stars that glow-in-the-dark.  We used green and brown markers and crayons to paint our tree instead of acrylic paint so we didn't have to wait to decorate the trees.

You could probably use school glue on this craft, but I think you will have a lot more success with everything sticking together and drying quickly if you use a tacky glue as recommended by FamilyFun. We used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue which I bought for about $1 at Wal-Mart.

Robo Dude wanted to rate this project 10 fingers and 10 toes, but since our maximum score is really taken from one hand is settling with giving it a full 5 fingers.  Cyber Princess also gives the project a full 5 fingers (which looks a lot like a high five).  Nano Bot just wants to put the whole project in his mouth and scatter sequins all over the house ;)

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