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Thursday, December 21, 2006



Christmas Craft for Kids - Pop-up Christmas Tree Card

Just like seasonal toys, I like to do seasonal crafts with the kids. Here is one Christmas craft idea which is fun and easy to do with the kids. Its a homemade Pop-Up Christmas tree card.

Here's what you need:

  1. Scissors
  2. Tape
  3. Stickers
  4. Coloured Pen
  5. Green Origami Paper
  6. Hard Cardboard Paper for the card base (I used the back of an old magazine cover or you can use an old recycled Christmas card. A red one would be nice. Just pull off the middle portion.)

Instructions:

View the pictures below for step-by-step instructions to make the pop-up Christmas Tree Card.

1. Supplies

2. Cut your origami into this shape then make a small cut about one inch in the middle as shown

3. Fold back and forth along the lines like folding a fan

4. Separate the bottom halves along the cut

5. Paste your Origami Christmas tree on your card and have your child decorate the card with stickers.Optional:

You can ask your child to "decorate" the tree by drawing baubles and other decorations that you normally hang on a Christmas tree before you start folding. My girl drew in baubles as well as a gingerbread man but you can't see it in the picture. She was also excited to learn how to spell "Christmas" and "New Year". I find that doing crafts with the kids help them learn new words in a fun and exciting way. It also helps in their hand eye coordination as they learn to cut, fold and paste.

Tadaaa! You have yourself a nice homemade Christmas Card.

Merry Christmas everyone!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, very nice....also very clever lor. Like mother like daughter. Can spell already, mother must be so happy. I tell you, once children can tackle the concept of spelling, learning at school is a breeze. So, you can rest easy liow...congrats!

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  2. She's going to be 5 next year but I'm not sending her to kindy yet (Oops! I can hear some gasps! What? 5 years and not attending school yet?) because I'm too busy moving house and I don't want her to go through too many changes, new school, new house, you know what I mean so I have to teach at home loh. I have no worries about her reading and writing in English but BM is a problem. I'm finding it difficult to find good books to coach her. I'm worried that she'll suffer a culture shock and have difficulty catching up on her Malay when she does finally go to school.

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  3. Aiyooo MG, you make me feel so inadequate. Why am I not even a fraction near as creative as you are?? Sigh!

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  4. yo mama! seems like u have been busy doing crafts with ur girl eh? u're doing a good job!

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  5. jomel,
    I just curi ideas from books and the internet. That can be hardly called creative. Hahaha.

    ely,
    Hi, you still got time to blog hop ah? Forgot to mention to you that I've moved my personal rantings to another blog. Hope to see you there.

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  6. merry xmas to u..that's a nice card :)

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  7. not to worry, mumsgather, Kimberly too attended kindy at age 5. Before that it was like, attendance of once a week only, sigh. waste my money, my MIL.

    But hey, have a wonderful Christmas and a great, great holiday !

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