Thursday, December 1, 2011

Advent Calender Day 1| Pine Cone Christmas Tree

This year I made the children an Advent Calender filled with activities to count down to Christmas. Each day is filled out even though they are only here five days a week. We will double up and my grandson is here some weekends and this can be for him to do as well.

Our first craft is a Pine Cone Christmas Tree. They love Pine Cones and this was simple and working on those fine motor skills.

First gather  supplies. 
I received a box of craft supplies from, and this large bag of pom poms were in the box,  all different sizes and colors. Which made it perfect for this craft.
pine cones
pom poms
tot trays
They started by adding glue around the pine cone and placing pom poms on.

End it by adding a large sparkly pom pom on top!
Simple and very enjoyable craft they can take home and display on the mantle, shelf, or in their bedroom.

Make sure to visit Cachey Mama's Classroom to read my Guest post  on how to make a Reindeer Craft.
Before you leave make sure to enter my giveaway for a Chalk Board Roll Up Mat from an Etsy seller. Just in time for Christmas giving.

Thanks so much for stopping by,


LessonPlans-CraftGossip said...

This is such a cute craft for little ones! Just posted about on Craft Gossip...happy crafting:)

Carrie said...

Oooh, we started doing this but haven't quite finished them yet. We stuck the pine cones in small pots to look more like a plant/tree.

Lori said...

That's a great idea Carrie!
I wish I would have thought of the pots.

Laura Bray said...

We do an activity advent calendar too and today we are off to the craft store to stock up on crafty, holiday supplies. My DD saw this post and added poms poms to her shopping list. Thanks for the inspiration!

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