Since we started homeschooling this year, I’ve found us doing more and more craft activities. Obviously it’s fun for both of our girls, but at the same time, I also know if I hand Skibs a bottle of glue, some paper, markers, and a bowl of pom poms, that I’ve guaranteed myself at least 30 minutes of silence, sometimes even an hour. Win/win in the parenting world. Art is such a brain boosting, sensory stimulating activity too that I don’t even mind.
With Christmas right around the corner, we’ve been doing a lot of fun, holiday inspired activities. I saw a lot of different Christmas tree ornament activities on Pinterest, but ultimately came up with this idea based on the items that we already had on hand (ain’t nobody got time to be running all over the place).
If you have an older kid or are in a rush to get this to dry faster (super last minute), then we suggest you use a hot glue gun instead of school glue.
Watch the full video of us making one, then you can grab the material list and instructions below.
- 3 Large Green Popsicle Sticks
- 1 regular popsicle stick
- 1 gold pipe cleaner
- 2 green pipe cleaners (cut into 3 pieces sized: 2.5″, 3.5″ and 4.5″ )
- Variety of colored pom poms
- Brown or Copper colors marker
- Glue together the 3 green popsicle sticks into a triangle.
- Starting at the top, from smallest to largest, glue cut green pipe cleaners from left to right on the triangle.
- Using your brown marker, color one side of your regular popsicle stick.
- Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the bottom of the triangle.
- Glue pom poms onto the green pipe cleaners.
- Twist ends of gold pipe cleaner together.
- Glue twisted ends onto the back of the top of the triangle.
- Let dry overnight.
- Hang on tree as an ornament.
Another option would be to hang this on a door as a door hanger. It’s large enough to do so!
Don’t forget to write the name, date, and age of who did it so you don’t forget!
We hope you enjoyed this craft!