In the quest to entertain a couple of two-year-olds–
clever April came up with a fun, little Christmas craft that was simple enough for the babies to be involved and yet turned out quite pretty when bigger hands took over.
See what you think…
green tinsel pipe cleaners
We made them on paper plates so that the beads didn’t escape the little hands entirely. Take the first pipe cleaner and fold it in half.
Twist a small loop in the fold end…
and continue twisting all the way down.
Cut the remaining pipe cleaners into “branches” of longer to shorter lengths.
Twist each length around the main “trunk” all the way up.
Trim them if you want or just leave them in their natural state.
Dot the craft glue wherever you want your bead ornaments.
Now hand the kids the beads and let them decorate the trees.
Let them sit for a few hours until the glue is completely dry. Fix an ornament hanger to the top—and there you have it!
A sweet, sparkly little tree for the tree.