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Are you looking for a fun preschool Christmas craft? Let your little ones make a yarn wrapped trees to decorate your home this holiday season.
I love decorating my home with kid-made decorations. I can’t wait until my grandson (9 months) is old enough to participate in Christmas activities with his Mimi.
Until then, I will continue to record my ideas and inspirations here on the blog so that I can reference them for years to come.
Yarn Wrapped Trees
This yarn-wrapped tree is a wonderful preschool Christmas craft. Preschoolers get to express their creativity while talking about colors and working on fine motor skills.
Make one, or make a whole forest, and decorate your home for the holidays with some super cute yarn-wrapped trees.
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
Select a sheet of cardstock for your Christmas tree. I prefer green just in case there are any gaps in the yarn as I wrap the cone.
Trace the pattern from the template, and cut it out. Download your template here.
Leaving the curvy end intact, roll the straight ends to make a cone with your cardstock.
Place the cone on a flat surface, and cover it with glue. I prefer to use a paint brush or sponge brush for this step. It makes it easier to completely cover the cone with glue.
Choose a length of yarn for your tree. I chose green, but your kids can get creative and use whatever you have on hand.
Start to wrap the cone from the top to the bottom. Simply wrap and gently press the yarn onto the cone to make sure it sticks as you move down the cone.
Keep wrapping the yarn down the cone until you reach the bottom.
When you’re done wrapping the cone, cut off the extra yarn. Apply a small amount of glue to the end of the yarn, and secure it to the bottom of the cone.
As the glue dries on your cone tree, paint a handful of styrofoam balls. While I used styrofoam balls on my tree, but you could also use store-bought pompoms. If you use styrofoam balls, cut them in half so they’ll stick better to your yarn-wrapped tree.
Apply small drops of glue on the cone where you’d like to add the pompoms or styrofoam balls. If using styrofoam, place the unpainted flat side of the ball to the tree.
Use the template to cut out some stars. Once your yarn wrapped tree is completely dry, glue a star cutout to the top of the tree.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.
Dear Santa Letters
As you begin to think about your upcoming Christmas activities, be sure to provide your preschoolers with a chance to write a letter to Santa! These “Dear Santa” letter templates are perfect for kids of all ages.
There are six templates to choose from. Some have drawing space while others are fill-in-the-blank. All are sure to spark excitement for an upcoming visit from Santa!
Click the image below, add your email address, and then check your inbox for the download link.