Thursday, November 29, 2012

pipe cleaner christmas tree

The Studio is a new site from Kiwi Crate that lets you browse hundreds of children's projects to make yourself, or if you're not feeling up to dragging the kids to three stores to gather the materials, you can buy them right there! There are currently three craft kits, with many more coming soon!

There is a Tissue Paper Wreath

 A Crafty Christmas Elf
 And a Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree which I made with my boys.

It is always fun this time of year to do crafts with my kids for the holidays and when I received this Pipe Cleaner Christmas tree craft kit from The Studio, we had so much fun putting it together.

I love that the kit comes with everything you need to make the craft. It required no effort on my part to do the shopping, but the kids were able to enjoy a fun activity.

You put the wooden dowel into the wooden wheel and have an instant frame to start creating with! Then, starting at the base, wrap pipe cleaners around the base to create "branches." (The more times you wrap a pipe cleaner around the dowel, the shorter the branches will be.)

Once the entire dowel is wrapped up with fuzzy pine "needles," it's time to trim the tree.
 You can:
  • -adorn the branches with wooden bead ornaments
  • -top the tree with a pipe cleaner star
  • -cut up the pipe cleaners to create a festive garland
  • -wrap up the branches with sparkly pipe cleaners

It was fun to see the kids come up with their own ideas of how they wanted to decorate the tree and they got really creative!

 My boys have the tree displayed in their room as a Christmas decoration and they love it!

Check out The Studio to see the instructions for the other crafts and to order your own fun holiday craft kits. Your kids will love it!

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One Response to “pipe cleaner christmas tree”

Unknown said...

These are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration--I need to prepare some projects like this for my little guys during winter break in hopes to keep them off x-box 24/7. :)

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