I always imagined myself as a super crafting Mum and being an artist I think others may have expected the same from me too. However, with a 2 year old with an extremely short attention span, intricate family craft projects just aren't happening yet.
I wanted to make something whilst we wrote Fox's Father Christmas letter, when all the supplies were out and these mini tree decorations were a perfectly easy team effort.
Fox painted his unique take on the Big Man himself and got handy with the glue, whilst I did the boring bits!
To make your easy Christmas tree decoration, head down to the Poundland for the mini wooden frames I used, or check out similar ones here on Amazon
Hold your frame on the other side of the paper that has your little one’s creation on it. Then draw round the inside of the frame. Cut a few mm wider than the line so you can stick it inside the frame and no paper will show on the outside edge.
Use your first piece of paper to trace round the second drawing and cut that out.
Stick down a ribbon or lace loop inside one of the little pictures. I used a glue roller, a saviour for no mess!
Glue the insides of your frames and stick your pictures in, then glue on top round the edges and stick both frames back to back to finish your creation.
I added Fox’s name and his age. I’d love us to make something each year to add to the Christmas tree as little keepsakes to look back on over the years!
So hey presto, a very easy, toddler friendly, minimal mess, Christmas tree decoration!