Christmas Tree Ornament
I don't typically work with popsicle sticks because there isn't much flexibility when it comes to altering their shape and size, but working with wood in some way should be a material that every kid gets the opportunity to use. Wood is a porous material which means it absorbs paint really well, so painting wooden crafts is a synch.
My tree ornament requires a bit of cutting and the adults should definitely be doing that part, but the results are fantastic and the kids will love decorating their wooden tree.
Step 1. You'll want to first glue 7 popsicle sticks together side by side with tacky glue. Let them dry well.
Step 2. Next, use a craft knife to cut a triangle shape from the sticks. Draw a line from the top of the middle stick to the bottom corners of the sticks. With a ruler start scoring the sticks on the line with the craft knife, you'll have to repeat the scoring over and over to get through.
Step 3. Paint your tree how you'd like and glue on any embellishments you'd like.
Step 4. Hot glue a ribbon to the back as the hook. Glue a piece of popsicle stick to the bottom, back of your tree as the stump.
What have you made with your children out of popsicle sticks lately?
Enjoy the holidays, make 'em merry, bright and artsy!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
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