Craft and Activity: Felt Christmas Tree and Gingerbread Men


Here are some fun felt activity/crafts for your children to enjoy this Christmas season. You can play with these crafts over and over again glue the accessories to make the craft once.

Felt Christmas Tree

Supplies:

Scissors

Green, yellow, and brown felt

Felt in assorted colors

Glitter glue

Tacky Glue

Triangle template

Star template

Instructions:

Cut out a triangle from your piece of green felt. You can cut this from an 8×10 sheet of felt or purchase a yard and make a large felt tree.

Cut out a star for the top of tree from yellow felt.

From your assorted colors cut out garland and bulbs to “hang” on the tree. To cut bulbs you can cut circles, ovals, or stars. You can layer your bulbs with other pieces of color felt and attach with tacky glue. Decorate the bulbs with glitter glue. To cut garland measure across the tree at various lengths to fit three or four areas of the tree. Cut additional pieces to decorate the garland or use glitter glue.

Allow your child to “decorate” the tree using the felt bulbs, star and garland. You can glue the ornaments and such on the tree. If you want your child to have an activity that is ongoing then do not glue the pieces down so he can have fun decorating over and over again.

Felt Gingerbread Man

Supplies:

Scissors

Brown felt

Felt in assorted colors

Glitter glue

Tacky Glue

Gingerbread template

Instructions:

Cut out a gingerbread outline from brown felt.

Cut out eyes, nose, buttons and any other accessories from different color felt pieces.

Decorate the pieces by layering with other pieces of felt and/or with glitter glue.

Allow your child to decorate the gingerbread man. Glue items on if you want it to complete the craft. Otherwise, cut out several styles of eyes, noses, mouths, and buttons and so on and allow your child to have fun decorating over and over again.

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About Richele McFarlin

Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.

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