Christmas is coming and with it ll of the holiday cheer we all can muster. It is certainly a special time. The time of year where joy spreads and people find reasons to look up and rejoice for the coming new year.
Perhaps the best part of Christmas is that you get to spend the holidays with your family. For so many parents who try and cram a week’s worth of attention into short weekends. The long Christmas holiday is the welcome respite that allows for uninterrupted attention and doing things together that are fun and rewarding.
If you have young kids, they will surely enjoy the festivities and love making things with their hands. Following is a wonderful Christmas decoration that you and your children can make together using things you likely have around your home or can get easily from any hardware store.
Making Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees
The Christmas tree is the ultimate symbol of Christmas and making a beautiful tree from plastic spoons will put a smile on your child’s face and it is also a great addition to your Christmas decorations. Here is how you can make it with your children.
Here is What You Will Need:
- 100 Disposable Plastic Spoons
- Hot glue
- Green and Red Spray Paint or any two colors you like
- Paper Mache Christmas Tree Forms
How to Make Your Custom Christmas Trees – Step by Step Instructions:
- Parents should cut off the heads of the plastic spoons. You can discard the handles because you will only need the spoon heads.
- Place them on some scrap paper or material that you do not mind getting paint on. Spray paint the spoon heads in the two paint colors you choose. Depending on how you want to decorate your tree you might want to paint half of one color or make most one color. Allow the spoon heads to dry completely.
- Starting at the bottom of the paper Mache form use the hot glue to stick the spoon heads facing outward onto the tree. Your kids can help here with the design but be careful and do not let small kids handle a glue gun or hot glue.
- You should space the spoon heads to avoid any gaps. When you are completed there should be no spaces at all and the spoon heads should give the tree an even and textured look. Finish with the final spoon head at the top of the tree.
You can place the tree outside on the porch as a welcoming item for guests, put inside your home on a coffee table or even as your dinner table centerpiece. Your kids will be proud that they helped to create their own custom Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees. Merry Christmas!