Here is another great idea to help occupy little hands (although probably one for the older kids) and get some unique Christmas decorations made at the same time.
You will need.....
◾Newspaper or maybe old sheet music...
◾Flour and water
◾Green watercolour or paint
◾Single hole punch
◾String or wool
◾Any other embellishments you might want (glitter, sequins, gem stickers, enamel dots, pompoms etc.)
1. Start by mixing your flour and water paste. Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup warm water. Stir until smooth. (You can even use a hand blender if you want your paste really smooth.)
2. Cut out two triangles from the newspaper. You want them to be identical so cut them at the same time by stacking the two sheets of newspaper together before you cut.
3. Use a paintbrush to spread a thick layer of paste onto one of the newspaper triangles.
4. Put the second triangle on top of the paste so both newspaper triangles are glued together.
5. Now you’re ready to mold your Christmas tree and give it some texture! Use your thumbs and index fingers to pinch and scrunch the Christmas tree until you like how it looks. Let it dry overnight.
6. Once the tree is completely dry, paint it using the green watercolour/paint. Don’t worry about covering each and every crevice with green, the white areas give it a unique look!
Let the paint dry. (Optional: If you want to seal your ornament, this is the time to do it. Be sure your paint is completely dry. Spray your ornament with the sealant, sprinkle on any glitter you want, and let it dry.)
7. Add your embellishments. Use brown cardstock to create the trunk and punched out a yellow star from some scrapbooking paper.
Decorate your tree however you like, using any embellies that you like.
8. Punch a hole through the top of the tree and tie some string through the hole. Now you’re ready to hang your paper mache Christmas tree ornament!
How easy is that and a whole stack of fun too
Have fun creating your own unique decorations