Decorative Tree Ornaments

Feature-Image-DecoTreeSculptureThis is a surprisingly simple but beautiful craft ornament to make for the upcoming holiday season. It requires nothing more than some decorative paper and a few yards of yarn! Parents will delight to see these unique take-home projects.

Age: 4+

Duration: 15 minutes

You’ll Need:

R15309 Art Nouveau Paper / R15305 Renaissance Era Paper / R15308 Art Deco Era Paper / R15200 Patterned Paper Classpack / R15293 Economy Marble Papers / R15203 Decorative Hues Paper

• Yarn

• Scissors

• Tape

• Ruler

• Compass

Line-03This would be a great opportunity to introduce children on how to use a compass to make angles. For this activity, children will use compass to make different sizes of semi-circles for the cone shapes.

IMG_7791Select the different types of paper you would like to use in your Christmas tree ornament. Our trees have 4-5 tiers to them. If you would like to make the trees smaller, simply leave out the two interior tiers.

IMG_7797Lay the ruler horizontally across the length of the paper. For the largest and last tier, place the first point at the middle of the ruler. Draw a semi-circle from one corner of the page to the opposite corner.

IMG_7799The second tier should feature a semi-circle that is about 9″ in width.

IMG_7801The third tier should feature a semi-circle that is 6″ in width.

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The last tier should feature a semi-circle that is about 4½” in width.

IMG_7806Cut out each of the semi-circles.

IMG_7809Roll the semi-circles into cones and secure the edges together with tape. Note: When you roll up the cones, be sure to leave a bit of an opening at the top. You’ll need the opening to thread string through.

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Tie a knot at the bottom of the yarn. String the rest of the yarn through the opening in the top of the cone. Continue to thread the yarn through the rest of the cones.

IMG_7819Simply make a loop from the yarn and place onto a tree branch or hang in a window.

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