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Sequin Christmas Tree Craft

  • Motor Practice
  • Music & Drama
  • Sensory Play
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 1-3

Practice fine motor skills and create a unique, modern Christmas tree craft at the same time! Hang it on the tree or display in a wintertime scene, this is a great Christmas craft for kids of any age!

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

 

Step 2.

 

Cut a 12″ piece of craft wire.

 

Step 3.

 

String a square wood bead onto the craft wire. Wrap the wire around the bottom of the bead to the top and twist together to secure.

 

Step 4.

 

Shape the wire into a spiral, with four different curves.

 

Step 5.

 

String on the largest size of green sequins. Make sure you’re placing them so the concave side is facing the convex side, to create small sequin bead pockets, rather than stringing them all facing the same way. Keep stringing on large sequins until the whole first curve of the spiral is covered.

 

Step 6.

 

Repeat Step 5 with sequins decreasing in size. The next spiral should be covered in the second largest sequins, followed by the second smallest, ending with the smallest at the top.

 

Step 7.

 

Once you’re almost at the end, string on two red star spangles and fold the wire to secure.

 


Practice fine motor skills & make the classroom shine with sequin Christmas trees!  

  • Merry & Bright: Why not have a little fun with the Christmas tree colors?! Use silver, gold, or other rainbow colors to wrap around the wire cording and create a tree with stripes or any other pattern. Let your students’ creativity shine bright!    
  • Sense-ational Ornaments: Double the craft materials, double the sensory fun! Add pony beads in between the sequins — or even a pearl bead at the top in place of the star. Give your class creative freedom to add whatever embellishments they’d like!

One of the best parts of the holiday season is the music! ‘O Christmas Tree’ is a very popular carol originated in German with the title, ‘O Tannenbaum.’ Test your class’ language skills with a little sing-along — first, sing in English, then try it in German — practice makes perfect!