Kid’s Craft: Painted Christmas Trees

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I love wandering around craft stores (like Michaels) and finding crafts I can do with the kids. With it being so close to Christmas, most – if not all of the Christmas items are discounted. As I was checking out wood ornaments for the kids to paint, I found these beauties.

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The display showed them painted, using a mini light kit to light the tree up. It was cute, but not all that crafty. I grabbed two and stuffed them into my hand basket. I idiotically never get a cart. I figure if I grab one of those little hand baskets I won't be able to fill it with too much craft "stuff". Instead I walk around half dragging a little teeny basket overflowing with…things. (Not really the word I was going to put in there, but you get the idea.)

I knew I wanted to paint them "Christmas Tree Green" and was amazed to find "Christmas Green" acrylic paint. I wandered over to the jingle bells and picked up a pack of little bells. Then I found what I think is "filler" for vases. Not really sure, I just knew I could use them to decorate the giant wood trees.

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If you are looking to keep the kids busy before the Christmas melee starts, try this craft. For children that have difficulty holding a paintbrush, pick up a foam roller brush. (The wide handle is easier for children to hold and control.)

Materials:
Wood tree(s)
Green acrylic paint
Roller brush
Jingle bells, balls, mini tree decorations, buttons etc.

Step 1:
Paint entire tree with acrylic paint. Allow to dry. Go over any uneven areas.

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Step 2:
Glue embellishments on. (I used a glue gun, but you can use craft glue.) I filled the holes with glue and while closely supervising (the glue is very hot!), I allowed the kids to place their bell, button, ball on top of the filled hole.

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Step 3:
Allow to dry. Pull off any glue gun webs. Have your children sign and date the bottoms. Now you have a Christmas decoration that you can use every year!

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P.S. Santa if you are reading this, it's really not to late to get me a new digital camera. Anything that that isn't being held together with duct tape would be perfect!

Daniele

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