Are you looking for a Christmas craft this holiday season that incorporates fine motor work? I have exactly what you are looking for! This plastic lid Christmas tree sewing craft is festive, cute and is awesome for working fine motor muscles. It is also great for kids of all ages so the entire family can enjoy craft time together.
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How to Make a Plastic Lid Christmas Tree Sewing Craft
– plastic lid, (we used the lids from a sour cream and yogurt container)
– craft knife (adult use only)
– hole punch
– green yarn
– yellow and brown craft foam
– small poms
– glue gun (adult supervision required)
1. [This step is to be completed by an adult] Start by using the craft knife to cut a triangle out of the center of your plastic lid. It might be helpful to draw one on your lid with a pencil before cutting. Use your hole punch to punch holes down along the sides of your triangle shape, but not along the bottom. Try to line your holes up on each side as best you can.
2. Cut off a long piece of your green yarn. The length will depend on the size of your plastic lid, triangle and how many times you sew across each section. We started off with a piece about 4 feet long. Wrap a small piece of tape around one end of your yarn to make it sturdy for sewing. Tape the other end of your yarn onto the back of your plastic lid. Now you can begin sewing.
3. We started at the top of our tree and made three passes through each set of holes. You can choose to do more or less, whatever design you like. Continue sewing all the way down each hole section and when you reach the end, cut off any remaining yarn and tape the end to the back of your plastic lid.
4. Heat up your glue gun. Cut a Christmas tree star and a tree trunk out of your yellow and brown craft foam and use your hot glue gun to glue them onto your tree. Then glue small poms all over your Christmas tree for colorful ornaments.
If you want to, you could easily turn your plastic lid Christmas tree sewing craft into a homemade Christmas ornament by gluing a loop of ribbon at the top of the plastic lid on the back. You could also stand it up on a shelf or place it on your desk to enjoy while you are working.
KIDS CRAFT STARS MONTHLY CHALLENGE
Have you made a fun craft with a plastic lid lately? We want to see! You can share pictures to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag your photos with the hashtag #kidscraftstars. I will be sharing a few of my favorites every month. I hope you will join us throughout the year with all of our craft challenges. You can see our monthly schedule and materials below.