Make this fun pipe cleaner Christmas tree. Sneak fine motor skills into a fun craftivity and you’ll end up with a super proud preschooler.
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree
We just love when you can sneak in a learning activity into a craft. Fine motor skills are such a vital part of childhood, and this craft helps to build those little muscles while your preschooler creates a craft they will be proud of.
There is a good chance that your crafting cupboard has a stash of pipe cleaners… and probably some beads too! Well, you’re in luck because today you can use some of them up with this adorable pipe cleaner Christmas tree activity!
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Supplies needed for this Christmas tree activity
- Green Pipe Cleaners.
- Beads. I loved using gold beads, but any will do.
- White Cardstock.
- Hole Punch.
How to make this preschool Christmas craft
Turn your cardstock landscape and punch a hole in top center. Then along the bottom punch holes.
I did 5 for my tree, but you can do as many as you like. Just make sure you have a green pipe cleaner for each hole you punch along the bottom.
Start by putting all of the pipe cleaners through the top hole just enough to fold them over.
Secure them in place with a piece of tape.
Now you can start beading. Let your preschooler add as many beads to each pipe cleaner as they want.
With the wire center it is very easy for them to do and an excellent fine motor building activity.
As each green pipe cleaner is full to their liking you can put it in through the hole along the bottom.
Continue until all of your green pipe cleaners are poked through the bottom holes.
Now flip over your tree and fold the extra pipe cleaners up the back side of the tree. Pull them snug to help them keep their shape and fold them up towards the peak to help them keep their direction on the front.
You could leave your tree just like this. Or you can trim the sides of the paper off.
Either way, this pipe cleaner Christmas tree craftivity is sure to be a winner with your preschooler!