This little popsicle stick tree with buttons were fun to make, and there are so many ways they could be customised to suit your Christmas theme or your decor.
To begin, Tristan painted some Popsicle sticks green on one side, and once they had dried, he painted the other side to match.
Next he glued the ends of the sticks together to make a triangle.
Then began the hard decision-making part of this craft: which buttons and sequins should Tristan put on these and where? It took him a while to decide upon his patterning; he had a thought process in motion.
Once the decorations had completely dried, I looped some embroidery floss through the triangle so that they could be hung on the tree.
Tristan made a few of these and he used them as Christmas gifts for family near and far to add a personal touch to his gift-giving.
While making this little decoration you can sneak in a bit of learning with the embellishments by reviewing colours, shapes, and doing a little counting. This is also a good activity to practice those fine-motor skills.
If you’d like more colourful Christmas tree crafts for kids, check out our felt tree ornaments, lavender hearts, or salt dough ornaments. Also have a look through our Christmas Ideas page, where all of our Christmas activities are gathered.