This activity combines art, scissor practice, sensory play, threading and color sorting all in one festive Christmas tree! Whew - that is quite a bit, but there are so many fun things to learn with this activity!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Paper Straws
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Single Hole Paper Punch

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard green and allow to dry. Cut strips from cardboard, each a bit shorter than the last.

Step 2: Punch holes in each strip, even numbers allow for the pipe cleaner to start and end in the back of each strip.

Step 3: Cut paper straws into small pieces and add them to the pipe cleaner while threading through each stripe.

Ste[ 4: Continue threading pipe cleaners in each strip of cardboard.

Step 5: Bend a pipe cleaner into the shape of a tree and add to the top of the tree shape.

Count the colors, paper straw pieces, cardboard strips or use a ruler to measure each of the strips - learning is so much fun!