Chenille stems + kids = a fun and easy Christmas craft that kids can make. The kids will have a blast shaping wired and fuzzy chenille stems into coils, and then decorating their very own tree with the coils. Patty Schaffer made her Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree in traditional green and red, but let kids pick their favorite colors. There’s nothing wrong with a pink and sparkly Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree, is there?
To make a Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” cone
- Chenille stems: 50 moss green; five red; five white
- Gold star tree topper
- Glue dots or low-temp glue gun*
- Tools needed: Scissors; wire cutters
*Note: An adult should always handle a glue gun. If you’re working with children, use glue dots.
To make a Chenille Swirl Christmas Tree:
1. Wind 35 green, chenille stem into swirls.
2. Starting around the bottom of the cone, glue the swirls to the cone. Adhere the swirls with low-temp glue or glue dots.
3. Cut into fourths the remaining green chenille stems, and wind them into smaller swirls. Glue to the cone, filling in blank spots between the larger swirls.
4. Cut into fourths the red and white chenille stems, and roll the pieces into swirls. Arrange around the tree and glue in place.
5. Glue a gold star to the top of the tree.
Here are two more Christmas trees that kids can make. You’ll have a little forest of handmade trees before you know it!
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We’ll wrap up the Festival tomorrow. See you then!