“Make it” Monday: Easy Toddler Holiday Crafts for the Tree

Happy Monday!!

The Holidays are in full swing which means it’s time for some holiday crafts! And now that Dahlia’s a toddler, she can  actually do some on her own. Hooray!

On a recent trip to the library, we had craft time and made adorable and super-easy decor for the tree. She made our family with popsicle sticks and a peace dove ornament out of a paper plate.

Interested? Read on to learn what you’ll need to do your own ornaments for your tree.

Popsicle Stick Family

What You’ll Need:

  • One popsicle stick per person in your family
  • Scraps of fabric, ribbon, feathers
  • Tacky Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Googley eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Yarn to match hair color

What to do:  

  • Start with gluing eyes, drawing mouth with marker and glue hair
  • Then, glue scraps of fabric for clothing and use feathers/ribbons for accessorizing.
  • Next, use the pipe cleaner to connect all family members together by twisting and wrapping pipe cleaner around each popsicle stick
  • You’re done — and don’t forget to hang it on the tree!

Peace Dove Ornament

What you’ll need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Hole Puncher
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tissue Paper
  • Feathers
  • Poms/Stickers/Any small decor



What to do:

  • Outline a dove shape on the paper plate.
  • Cut a slit in the enter of the plate for wings
  • Accordian fold a small piece of tissue about an inch in size and weave it through the slit you created to make the dove’s “wings”
  • Decorate with whatever you’d like with glue
  • Use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of the dove and make sure you pick a spot to balance the bird out.
  • Use the pipe cleaner to create a handle for hanging
  • Don’t forget to make the eyes for the dove and hang on the tree!

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