Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Felt Christmas Tree



So we put up our Christmas tree and the Little Man kept pulling down the ornaments. To try to distract him from that, I made him his own Christmas tree from felt with felt ornaments. Since felt sticks to felt, I thought he might have fun decorating his own tree and taking down the ornaments again. The success has been mixed. While he does decorate and take down the ornaments on his tree, he still removes the ornaments on the main tree too.

Materials
Big piece of green felt. Mine was about 70cm wide and 1m tall.
Sheets of coloured felt, assorted
Scissors
3M Command strips to attach to wall

How
I cut one large triangle and then cut tiers and a trunk.
I cut the coloured felt into different shaped ornaments - round, long, bell and one yellow star. i made sure to have ornaments of different sizes so that we could develop his language and mathematical skills as well (colours, size, bigger, smaller.)
Then I attached the tree to a blank wall with 3M Command strips and introduced my boy to his new toy.

He spent some time the to decorate the tree the first time round. After that, he was more interested in taking down all the ornaments and leaving them on the floor. Recently, he has taken to arranging the ornaments to make faces.

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