We're not having a traditional Christmas Tree this year.((GASP!))
1. We're living in an apartment. It's fine sized, but for 6 people; 5 of which are ALWAYS there, we find that there isn't a lot of "extra" room.
2. Our Christmas Tree is buried in storage 2.5 hours away.
3. We could get a real tree, but our base is also 2.5 hours away...and I'm not a huge fan of the mess real trees make; especially when you note reason #1 above.
4. Our ornaments & decorations are also in storage 2.5 hours away.
But, we still wanted to get into the holiday spirit so...the kids made their own trees.
Styrofoam Cones (Dollar store)
Thumb Tacks (Dollar store)
Paper, ribbons, etc.
Scissors (if you do paper, ribbons, etc.)
I unwrapped the styrofoam cones and opened the container of thumb tacks and the kids went to town. All three (ages 8, 6, and 3) enjoyed this simple project. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that they didn't need any help and could totally do it on their own.
Mom has a camera; time for a silly face!
See how cute? (I thought it was adorable that Kiki set them up like this on the blocks (aka "gifts"))