If you're like me, you see all this amazing crafty holiday stuff all over your favorite pages and maybe let out a little groan. That's nice for people that have that kind of time. But I've got four little kids and not a lot of spare time to prep for elaborate Christmas crafts or activities. So here's one for you that I know you can pull off. Because if I can manage it, anybody can! It takes no artistic talent, you just need to know how to use scissors. And the supplies are very minimal.
Can you cut a triangle? Ok, then you're good.
All you need is a couple pieces of felt. I happened to have a stack of random felt from a project a few years ago, so I was happy to find a use for it. The only part of this that requires a tiny bit of precision is cutting out the tree. I used a ruler and a pencil to get my lines somewhat straight. After that, just randomly cut out shapes. I managed to get a few that look a little like stars, some diamonds, some circles. I cut a few pieces in long wavy shapes for a look of a garland on the tree, and then a lot of just random little snips of a few different colors. That's all.
I got the idea from seeing a bigger, wall sized thing in a catalog. But I wanted to do something smaller. So these are made from just small pieces of felt - the size of a piece of paper. The whole thing folds up and stows nicely in a quart sized ziploc bag - perfect for sticking in a purse for an activity to take along to a restaurant. I originally made them last year before we were going on an airplane flight. I only made two and I should have made four, because my kids of course argued over who got the first turns.