We have built up quite a collection of colourful sequins left over from creative projects, in all manner of shapes and sizes, so when I came across some tall, polystyrene cones recently I was reminded of our sequinned Christmas ornaments and thought they would be easily transformed into a wonderful Christmas tree-shaped table decoration. This technique of using sequins and short pins is wonderful for developing the fine motor skills of preschoolers and bigger kids and Immy had a fabulous time decorating these ‘trees.’
Sequinned Christmas Trees
You will need:
- 1 Polystyrene cone for each tree
- Child friendly acrylic paint
- Sequins in a variety of shapes and sizes
- Small plastic pins or short dressmaking pins with a round head
- Optional: glitter tape or colourful washi tape
1. Paint the cones with the acrylic paint and allow to dry.
2. Wrap lengths of glitter tape around the cone to represent tinsel (I found this sequin-like tape in the scrapbooking section of Big W but you could also use glitter scrapbooking tape or colourful washi tape, or leave the tape off all together).
3. To hang ornaments on your tree, push a pin through the hole in the sequin and then press into the polystyrene.
4. Have fun covering the tree with colourful, sequin ornaments.
Do you have a collection of sequins left over from creative projects? How do you plan to use them?
More festive fine motor fun…
- Preschool Sewing Christmas Tree
- Miniature Button Tree Ornaments
- Beaded Snowflake
- Fine Motor Skills at Christmastime