Create a fun nature ornament using sticks. Your kids will love the process from start to finish and they are fun to hang on your Christmas tree.
I tend to keep crafting all the way up to Christmas day. Tis the season right?!
I know it might be a little late in the blogging world to put out another Christmas post, but I couldn’t help myself.
There was no way I could save these fun nature kid’s ornaments we made until next year! There is even a great fine motor toddler activity built in too!
We have already brought you a fun DIY Ornament you can do yourself or with older kids. We have also given you a really fun Ornament for your toddlers to make…This one fits somewhere in the middle!
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Supplies for you nature Kid’s Ornament:
- Sticks -the amount depends on design
- Hot glue, and a glue gun.
- Pipe Cleaners -You can sub in yarn or another style of string.
How to make a Christmas ornament using sticks
Step One: Get Outside!! Send your little ones out to find the perfect sticks for the project. This might take a while so bundle up and enjoy the fresh air! If they are wet let them dry before moving on.
Step Two: Pick out what shape you would like to create. We made a J & V, for my kids. We also made a Tree and Star. The tree was a happy accident when we started decorating our V.
Step Three: Glue the sticks into your shape. Play around with your plan. Have some sticks hang over one another.
Step Four: Glue the ends of the pipe cleaners to the end of your sticks. Then glue a loop to hang it on the tree when your kids are finished.
Step Five: Pass the sticks off to your kiddos, let them wrap the pipe cleaner around the sticks however they want!
How to turn this Christmas craft into a fine motor activity:
If you have a toddler, encourage them to wrap and unwrap the shape multiple times with the pipe cleaners.
They will increase their fine motor skills and enjoy creating a beautiful ornament they can hang on the tree.
Don’t’ forget to pin this handmade Christmas ornament to your favorite Pinterest board!