I just love Christmas and I am excited that this will be the first Christmas that our little Easton will be old enough to enjoy and get excited about. I have been trying to think of some fun crafts that I can do with him but he is still just a bit too young to do most. There is one however that I was able to involve him in, and that is our card stock/cardboard Christmas tree that we made together one afternoon.
I am telling you, he is soooo proud of this tree he helped make with me! Every time he sees it he points to it proudly, smiles real big and babbles off a few words of excitement. It is so precious! I had so much fun making this with E and it was super simple and something that kids can personalize with crayons, markers, paints, stickers, etc.
All I did was take some old card stock we had lying around, you can also use cereal boxes or some cardboard you have handy as well, and made four 3-dimensional triangles for our tree. Each cutout has a triangle flanked by a triangle, flanked by another triangle. Each triangle also has a small flap on the bottom and one triangle has an extra flap on its side, see picture below. I made one small cutout, two medium ones and one large one.
After I had traced and cut my pieces out I let Easton color till his hearts content! This was obviously his favorite part and his most interactive for this project.
Next I simply folded along each of my triangle and flap lines. I folded my 3-dimmensional triangle with the coloring facing the outside and glued the side flap to the opposite triangle and glued my bottom flaps over each other.
Then I used one of my medium triangles for my base, then stacked my largest triangle, then my second medium triangle, followed by my smallest.
You gotta try this one, it so cute so easy and so cheap cheap!!