To start our holiday crafting, this week we’re sharing a toddler friendly easy kids Christmas craft.
What makes this easy kids craft so toddler friendly is that it needs a substantial amount of glue for the pompom’s to stick; and if you have a toddler, you know they’re renowned for putting copious amounts of glue and paint on their projects.
With a little bit of help, Miss2 created some sweet festive Christmas hats with paper plates & pompoms! Here’s how to make a Christmas Tree Party Hat with your toddler.
>>> How To Make A Christmas Tree Party Hat
Toddler Friendly Easy Kids Christmas Craft
Time: 20 mins + drying time
Washable kids paint (green)
1 // Mark the center of your paper plate and then cut a line from the outside to the center.
2 // Curl the ends of the paper on top of one another to create a cone shape.
3 // Staple the ends together. We stapled one at the top and one at the bottom to stop it from opening and unraveling.
4 // Paint your paper plate and allow to dry.
5 // Now to decorate your tree! We used sparkly tinsel pompoms but you can use whatever you like! I found PVA glue worked well as it is quite thick, thus working well to hold the pompoms in place. (A few still needed to be reattached & held until the glue bonded.)
6 // Once dry, cut your elastic to size and staple to the sides of your hat.
**An adult should perform steps, 1 – 3 & 6
This craft needs a lot of drying time; especially with the abundance of paint & glue used. As toddlers are notorious for their inability to be patient, we spread out this project over the day.
We painted our hats in the morning after breakfast and by lunchtime the hats were dry (thanks to a hot summer’s day)! After lunch, Miss2 glued the pompoms to the hat and again, placed them in the sun. Thanks to nap-time, she totally forgot about the hats, meaning they were able to dry all afternoon.
For more from @oliviasfoster, you can find a DIY Paper Pocket Watch, Earth Day Crafts, and 10 Essentials For Your Craft Box.
These hats would be the perfect addition to your Christmas gathering! As well as a hat, you could add a name and use them as place cards for your Christmas table.
Happy Crafting, we hope you enjoy this awesome toddler friendly easy kids Christmas craft! And, a special thanks to ‘big teddy’ for modelling Miss2’s handy-work! Make sure you visit @oliviasfoster on Instagram or A Crafty LIVing on Facebook to share your crafty efforts.
>>> Are you ready to #DIY your Christmas party hat decorations?
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