Kids Craft: Keepsake Family Tree
Green foam, construction paper or poster board
Tissue paper (variety of colors)
Small photo of each family member
Glue stick or tape
Suction cup hanger
1 Draw a Christmas tree shape on a scrap piece of letter-size paper and cut it out. Tip: For a symmetrical tree, fold paper in half vertically and draw one half of tree. Trim and unfold for tree template.
2 Trace tree template onto green foam or paper and cut out.
3 Punch several scattered holes using hole punch.
4 Cut strips of different colored tissue paper and then cut the strips into smaller ½-inch squares.
5 Use glue stick or tape to attach each tissue square over the holes on the back of the tree.
6 Using a soda lid, trace circle shape onto each family photo, cut out and glue these family ornaments to your tree.
Optional: Use sequins, pipe cleaners, buttons and other crafty items you may have on hand to make a star or further decorate and personalize your family tree.
Once finished, attach a small piece of pipe cleaner or ribbon to the back and hang your tree in a window. When the sun shines through, the lights on your family tree will glow!
For more kids creative fun, seeKids Cooking: Make, Bake & Take Holiday Gifts.