Cute Mini Christmas Trees

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For our fine motor skills Friday we made these cute mini Christmas trees. Simple to make, encouraging those fine motor skills with squeezing and pinching and I got some lovely art for the kitchen.

mini tree craft supplies

To make these cute trees you will need:

  • random loose parts. I have used buttons, beads and pom poms.
  • glitter pens
  • school glue
  • wooden pegs or anything to hold your tree up with
  • foam or cardboard trees

(Keeping it real. An optional stuffed toy that a certain 2 year old decided needed to be in this picture! hehe)

I cut out some paper to use as a template for the trees and managed to fit 3 shapes per page of foam.

triangle cut outs

Once these are cut add your items to a snack tray or various bowls and get crafting!

Lots of pincer exercise for picking up those tiny items to stick on the trees. Also the adding of the glue by squeezing the bottle and the squeezing of the glitter pens!

all set up for fine motor skills

It may look like a bit of a mess but once the glues dry they are invisible and the colors shine through.fine motor skills with glue and mini trees

Try to keep an area clear for the pegs, or add the pegs while crafting!

I especially LOVE the white tree with the glitter and buttons in the middle below. I am actually thinking of doing a similar projects just to frame it for my wall!mini christmas trees for fine motor skills

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Cute Mini Christmas Trees

See what my fine motor co-hosts have been up to this week!

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  1. Looks amazing!!! Can’t wait to see the excitement on the childrens faces when we try your ideas. Love it – very inspiring.

  2. Hi, I love your blog & ideas. I work with adults with varying degree of disabilities so your ideas are amazing. I am using quite a number of them with my clients who equally enjoy them. It’s a mission to find craft ideas for them & as each person has diffident abilities & disabilities the crafts often have to individual so we have lots on the go all at once.
    Congratulations on your new baby & yep 6 weeks old is a massive growth spurt. I love babies & worked for a Well Child provider here in New Zealand as a Karitane. Loved helping Mums with their babies. Look after yourself – my best piece of advice I could give you is make a lunchbox for yourself & the other kids so that when you sit down to BF baby you have a snack & drink at the same time.
    Enjoy & again thanks for all your ideas 🙂
    Kylie

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