Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Tree 'Garland'

In the midst of the arctic air that showed up last week Bug was begging to go outside....

First off, I'm not a winter person. Yes, I am most definitely living in the wrong state....that fact aside...I decided to distract her with an art project instead!

It took quite awhile to make the chain as it had to be fairly long....and she kept getting up to go play...but in reality it should have been a quick project :)

I had Bug pick 3 huge pieces of construction paper....Our tree is 6 1/2 feet tall...and that wasn't quite long enough to wrap all the way around the tree....We wrapped it around the top and just 'cascaded' it from the middle down...

if you have the 8 1/2 by 11 pieces I would do a minimum of 6.

[Not sure why the picture won't turn the right way...SORRY!]

This is just an ordinary paper chain...super easy for kiddos to do....I cut the inch wide strips for her [You can cut the paper either direction but I cut it so that the strips were smaller]...and then showed her how to link them and glue them closed...

When I cut the strips I cut them in a wave pattern to add a little something extra to the chain...

If your child is old enough they could cut their own strips and this could be a project they could totally do on their own :)

This one was super easy!! Enjoy your Holiday season from our house to yours!!