These Glowing Christmas Trees are a perfect craft for playgroups or classrooms. They are simple to construct (using easily soursed materials) and look amazing at night!
Here is what you need –
- Some cheap Party Hats (we picked a packet up for $1 at our local discount store)
- Foam or Cardboard Stars mounted on a toothpick or similar
- Pom Poms, thin tinsel
- Battery Operated Tea Lights
- Glue Dots or Good quality double sided tape
We started by painting our foam stars gold an allowing them time to dry – I just love how Miss M holds her tongue out when she’s concentrating on a task.
I carefully cut some star shapes in one party hat and then just randomly poked holes in all the others.
Miss M then took her time decorating the Hats with Pom Poms and some fine tinsel before placing the star on top.
These make a Fun Hat and Craft just like this!
But my idea was to make them glow!!
*We are always cautious when using battery operated tea lights – especially those with open battery compartments. Lithium batteries can be VERY harmful when swallowed. For this reason I attached one to the base of an old DVD so the switch could be activated through the hole. I then securely glued the Hat onto the DVD so the light itself was not accessible to little hands.
They look so incredible at night – Miss M just LOVES them.
We think they would make a great playgroup craft even without the light attached – the materials are so easily sourced without a huge amount of cost or preparation involved.
We hope you find inspiration in this craft. Please let us know if you do this craft at home or with your students.
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