Felt Christmas Tree Craft
December 6th, 2012
My kids loved decorating our Christmas tree. They loved it so much that they now want to un-decorate it on a daily basis so they can put the ornaments back on.
In a (vain) attempt to stave off this impulse, I created a felt Christmas tree for the kids to decorate with felt ornaments.
I found the idea on another website and have long been wanting to try a felt activity. Many mommy bloggers rave about the endless potential of felt-based crafts and I’ll admit: I’m totally smitten.
I cut a large Christmas tree out of green felt and stuck it to our wall. The Velcro 3M hooks work well – the little teeth grab the felt. (Let us ignore for the purposes of this pose how homely the tree is. I am many things, but an artist is not one of them.)
Then I made a bunch of felt Christmas ornaments using heat-n-bond to adhere bling (next time I’ll try hot glue, though). The kids are now free to ‘decorate’ their tree to their little hearts’ content.
If we measure the success of the activity by the sanctity of our big tree…it was a total bomb. They still love the “real” tree. But, if we measure the felt tree by the amount of enthusiasm the kids have for it…it was a huge success!
They love it and I’m already planning other felt activities for other seasons (a snowman with accessories, a “garden” with butterflies and flowers, a pumpkin with face components, etc.). I think that spot in our house may be the designated Felt Wall from here on out!