Saturday, December 21, 2013

Festive Kiddos: How to Decorate a Kids Tree

Christmas is all about family fun and nothing beats the excited look on the faces of your kids as they set eyes on the newly decorated tree with presents underneath on Christmas day.

It is nice idea to let your kids help with decorating the tree or maybe having a tree that they can decorate themselves if they have a playroom or an area that they can use.

Here is a look at ideas for decorating a Christmas tree for kids and also some safety tips to make sure they have fun without being hurt.



Ornaments

Decorating the Christmas tree is all about ornaments and you when it comes to involving the kids it is a fun idea to mix it up with some glass balls that you can get from christmasornaments.com/decorative-glass-balls-c304 and helping them to make some handmade ornaments that they will really enjoy making and looking at on the tree afterwards.

Eco-friendly snowman
What a great combination you get with this eco-friendly snowman idea. A valuable lesson on using recycled items mixed with the enjoyment of making a great-looking snowman that can be hung on the tree.


Handprint wreath

It is very easy to make a simply adorable wreath using your child’s handprints and the creation will be truly personal and unique to your family.

All you need is some red and green construction paper and a pencil, scissors and glue. Trace the child’s hand on a piece of the green paper and carefully cut around the shape, repeating the process so that you have about 10 hands, which should be enough to be able to make a wreath with them, letting the hands overlap slightly and arranging them in a circle so that they look like a wreath.

Add the finishing touch of a red ribbon or if you prefer, cut out a ribbon shape using the red paper and glue it to the wreath, simple but a lot of fun for kids to make and unique because it is made from your child’s own handprint.

Heart decorations
You can show your kids how to easily make some heart decorations that have a real Nordic feel and charm about them.

All you need to do is cut some strips of card and fold them gently into heart shape before stapling them into place and fixing a piece of ribbon to them so they can hang on the tree or around the house.

They really take a matter of just a few minutes to make but actually look really effective and the kids love the fact that they look so good in such a short space of time.

Safety
Depending on the age of the child you may want to supervise or take charge of the scissors needed with most hand-crafted ideas.

When it comes to putting the finishing touches to the tree, remember that if you are going to use any lighting then the parent should be responsible for setting this up and any glass balls that you use on the tree should be placed higher up so that they are out of reach of very young children and can’t cause harm if they could break when handled or dropped.

Decorating a kid’s tree is a great opportunity for some family fun and your children will really enjoy seeing their creations hanging from it.

Susan Forlong is an interior designer and a fun mom. Her articles mainly appear on design and parenting blogs.



5 comments:

Karen Glatt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are so many great ideas about how to decorate for Christmas. It is always fun to see when the kids get all involved in decorating. These are a lot of ideas to keep a child busy over the Christmas break!

Stephen Alexander said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the ideas. I'll have to try that next year!

Angie Church said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh lots of fun decorating for kids. I love your ideas

Sandra VanHoey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the wreath idea and the oranments they have at christmasornaments.com are awesome. I was wanting so many I saw there

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

going to save this for next year an make some neat things with the grandkids

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