For a variety of different reasons – lack of money to buy one, no space to put one up, moving house… you may not be able to have a Christmas tree up this Christmas. So this is your Christmas tree, when you can’t have a Christmas tree!
(Just in case you’re wondering, we made this tree last year, so if the children look a little young – that’s why!)
old cardboard box
two different colours of green paint (or some green and black paint)
Let’s Make It!
Draw out your tree on the cardboard. The box wasn’t quite wide enough so I used some cardboard from the top and added it to the bottom.
Sort your paint out. I only have one colour green so I added black to one bowl to get two different colours of green.
Ensure your children are in old clothes that can get mighty messy, arm the with a sponge each, then let them have fun.
It all starts harmlessly… until one of the decides to really ‘get into it’…
And then the inevitable happens and they feel the need to sit on the painted tree. This is the point where I give up and just let them get incredibly messy. Hence why we painted the tree out on the ‘grass’.
And, of course, there is the eating of the paint…
After an hour or so, your tree is dry and ready to be decorated.
We made baubles by cutting out circles in different coloured construction paper then stuck pre-cut squares and other things we found on them.
Once again, being Tuesday, I’ve linked up with Jess for I Blog on Tuesdays. Be sure to check out the other great posts this week.