Toddler-Friendly Xmas Tree

Wow its been a busy weekend! But the Xmas tree not tree is up and is the cat’s pajamas in this house!

I used 6 pieces of green felt and just free-handed the tree shape. I need a big tree because both monkeys need to access the tree at the same time without fighting. I hot glued the tree together and cut out a star and glued that on too. And what would a Xmas tree be without presents! So I just used scraps of felt to make a few presents for under the tree and hot glued them on. The tree needed a little sparkle. Silver pipe cleaners hot glued on in a diagonal pattern added the bling!

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The best thing about this felt tree is that you don’t need any velcro or adhesive for the “ornaments” because felt sticks to felt! Woohoo!!

 

 

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Freehanding the ornaments I did light, ball and candy cane shapes.

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The monkeys had a blast decorating and ‘un-decorating’ their tree! Now if you have a destroyer monkey like Rania, it may be a bit challenging to keep the tree on the wall. I used double sided tape but if there was one part that was slightly unattached she went for it. You could hot glue it to cardboard and just lean it up against the wall…I’ll do it later and even after Xmas they will have something fun to play with in their playroom. All in all the tree was a success :o)

I made some Eggnog Latte Cupcakes and I’m about to pipe the frosting on. Will post the deets later and some pics too!

Enjoy your holidays and remember to keep it creative!

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