In all honesty it didn’t work out very well. The clear dome was actually somewhat frosted. This meant that no one could see the tiny Christmas tree inside. Then there was an issue with sealing the plastic shut (at least enough so that the water didn’t slowly leak out). But, the bottom of the container did make a great base for a pint-sized tree.
It’s a little bit of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, but it’s a simple holiday craft that the kids can make and display!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· The bottom of a plastic bubble-dome container
· Modeling clay
· Clear-drying school glue
· 2-3-inch piece of pine tree – You can use a piece of the Christmas tree that you’ve trimmed off (wear work gloves or be extra careful when handling it, as it can poke you or your child) or use a similarly-shaped faux plant from the craft store.
Here’s What to Do:
1. Press the modeling clay into the plastic base.
2. Poke the bottom of the plant through the clay. The clay will hold it tight.
3. Drip the glue along the needles. Your child can add as much or little as she wants.
4. Sprinkle the glitter over the glue. The sparkles will also stick to the modeling clay. Shake off the excess glitter onto another pieces of paper. Place it in a baggie and save it for another art activity!
Are you looking for more winter themed arts and crafts for the kids?
Try making a gingerbread kid ornament, paper poinsettias or a sensory snowman! Or follow my Pinterest board for ideas from around the web!