Day 11- Home made Christmas decorations | Creation Station Christmas Countdown

shhhhh.... This is something special for big kids to have fun making Christmas decorations too. 

To make this activity suitable for a younger child use pipe cleaners instead of straws and spray paint, then tie them together with string or ribbon. Try cutting the pipe cleaners to different lengths to make different sized decorations. You can even get super special sparkly pipe cleaners here.

You will need:

  • Straws (about 10 for each decoration)
  • Cable ties
  • Plastic spray paint
  • String

Step One:

Group straws together and place cable tie around them in the middle and pull tightly. Cut of the access of the cable tie. This will splay the straws out as shown.

Step Two:

Paint the decoration using the spay paint, leave to dry.

Step Three:

Once dry, tie string around center, pop a loop on the other side and hang on tree.


Thank you to The Creation Station Leicestershire North West for this fab activity.

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