Tinsel Trees

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…

You’ll need:

green tinsel pipe cleaners

craft glue


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.

Simply lovely.

Thanks Prell.

11 Replies to “Tinsel Trees”

  1. Love the new face lift! Great idea for kids. I think I might have to do this next year. We already made our ornaments this year. You guys are so clever!

  2. Nothing like kids and pipecleaners to put some sparkle and creativity into any day!! We will have to try this. It makes a cute ornament to send!

  3. Well how cute! πŸ™‚ I bet the kids had LOTS of fun making those! And even with THE fanciest ornaments on the tree… the little kid ones always melt my heart!

    I love your new snowy background! πŸ™‚

  4. Very creative, but also simple enough for the not-so-little-these-days little guys πŸ™‚

  5. No, not this year. I will next year when I turn 30. There are already too many parties in December this year. πŸ˜‰

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