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Tinker Christmas tree decorations with children of preschool and elementary school age

Christmas tree decorations make ideas with children between 5 and 10 buttons and beads

At Christmas time, children are particularly looking forward to decorating the Christmas tree. This is one of the highlights of the festival. If you want to carry out this old custom a little differently and at the same time teach the children certain skills, you can make the Christmas tree decorations yourself. Cutting, gluing, sewing – in our article we present 7 suggestions for you to imitate.

Tinker Christmas tree decorations – snowflakes from hot glue

Make snowflakes from hot glue yourself with glitter

Hot glue is a great material for making 3D objects. With a few glue sticks and a hot glue gun, you can make these simple but adorable snowflakes.

Required materials:

Hot glue gun

Parchment paper

Nylon thread

Glitter

Make snowflakes from hot glue with children and decorate with glitter

  1. Put the parchment paper in front of you.
  2. Now draw a snowflake with the hot glue. You can also place a template under the baking paper and trace the lines.
  3. Sprinkle glitter powder into the glue that is still liquid.
  4. Let the hot glue cool and harden.
  5. Loosen the snowflake and hang it on a nylon thread.

Make snowflakes out of hot glue and decorate with glitter

Tinker Christmas tree decorations – sock gnomes

Scandinavian Danish pixie tomte with red hat homemade

Scandinavian elves, still known as tomte or nisse, have a very special charm. According to Scandinavian folklore, they have a floor-length beard. This adorable pixie is ideal not only as a decoration, but also as a Christmas present for friends and family.

Required materials:

White sock

Gray sock

needle

thread

Red felt

scissors

filling material

Pompoms

pure wool (faux fur)

Elastic band

Scandinavian elves make instructions out of socks themselves

1. The base for the gnome consists of a simple sock filled with light filling material. Close the sock and trim off the excess material.

2. The round nose is made from a circle and some cotton wool.

Swedish elves make sewing instructions out of old socks

3. The beard should be made of a fluffy material. Cut a rectangular piece from the faux fur and attach it to the “body” with an elastic band.

Swedish gnome tinker with socks and wool

4. Cut the upper part of the sock and place the piece over the body of the imp. Hide the elastic underneath. Now sew the nose on the body, it should sit directly above the beard.

make swedish tomte yourself sewing a hat

5. Make the pointed pointed cap out of red felt. It is then sewn onto the elf’s head. Your Scandinavian pixie is ready!

Scandinavian pixie with a long beard and a red cap

Make cones

Cones with children make felt hats and scarfs

Rustic pine cones look great as a pendant thanks to their beautiful shape. But cones don’t just look good when hanging on the Christmas tree. They are also ideal as a Christmas window decoration.

Required materials:

Cones

felt

thread

needle

stud

Wooden ball

Pompom

Hot glue gun

scissors

Nylon thread

Cones with children make green felt materials

1. Cut a pointed triangle out of felt. The elf hat is sewn from this. Glue a pom-pom to the tip of the hat.

2. Use hot glue to attach the wooden ball to the tenon.

Cones man tinker instructions hat made of green felt

3. Make the scarf from a strip of felt. It is wrapped around the neck of the little elk. Glue a small red button on the front.

4. Then glue the cap to the wooden bead.

Cones make handicrafts with children, wooden beads, hot glue, felt

Felt house trailer

Tinker house tags made of felt with children

You can easily make a lot of beautiful things with felt! Let the children choose the colors and create their own houses.

Required materials:

Felt (in 4 different colors)

hot glue

scissors

ruler

marker

Craft knife

thread

needle

Cottage tree decorations make colorful felt

  1. Draw a trapezoid and a sharp triangle on blue felt. That would be the house and the chimney.
  2. Then a rectangle is cut out as a door and glued onto the trapezoid.
  3. Use the craft knife to cut a small square into the trapezoid. Then glue a piece of yellow felt to the back to close the hole.
  4. The roof forms a triangle again. Glue the chimney to the back of the roof.

Tinker house made of felt with children, cut out pieces

Make felt houses and glue pieces together with hot glue

Christmas jumper tree charm

Make a sweater pendant out of red felt

If you’re looking to teach your child how to sew, the next idea is perfect for you. When making Christmas tree decorations, children can also learn to sew a hem.

Required materials:

felt

thread

needle

hot glue

Pearls

Buttons

Pompoms

marker

scissors

Cut out a sweater pendant from felt and decorate it

  1. Draw a sweater on the felt with a marker.
  2. Now hem the edge with thread.
  3. Then stick a few pearls on as decoration.

Christmas ornament made of buttons

Christmas tree decorations with children making styrofoam beads buttons

This styrofoam Christmas tree ornament is a great craft idea for preschoolers. Colorful buttons are ideal for decorating, embellishing or decorating simple objects. This gives them a completely new look in no time at all.

Required materials:

Styrofoam ball

Buttons (different sizes and colors)

Embroidery needles (different colors)

Pearls

Deco tape

Make your own Christmas tree decorations and decorate the styrofoam ball with buttons

  1. Attach the heads to the styrofoam ball by sticking an embroidery needle through one of the buttonholes.
  2. Let the buttons vary in size to fill in the spaces. The best part is that you can just take out the needles and rearrange the buttons if something doesn’t fit.
  3. Complete the look with a bow.

Colorful snowflake

Tinker Christmas tree decorations with children snowflake star decorated with colorful buttons

Shish kebab skewers are also suitable for various things. The colorful buttons come into their own on the dark green Christmas tree and give the decoration a playful touch. Toddlers can help here by sorting the buttons by color.

Required materials:

Buttons

Pearls

Rhinestones

Wooden sticks

hot glue

Nylon thread

Christmas tree decorations from wooden sticks make colorful buttons beads

1. Make a cross with two wooden skewers.

2. Shorten the next two skewers by approx. 2 cm and place them diagonally to the other.

3. All the skewers are glued together with a lot of hot glue.

4. Now buttons are glued along the wooden skewers. Start from the middle and work outwards.

Make Christmas tree decorations. Wooden sticks stick together colorful buttons