Posted by Sarah in Craft on November 25, 2010
To help your little one make this cute little table centre piece you will need:
a foam cone
and a packet of decofoam pins
My kids weren’t happy with just one shade of green but I didn’t want the paintwork to be to busy and distract from the decorations. As a compromise I broke the green into three lightening it with a little white to give them three shades to play with.
Stick a small square of green paper onto a plate with sticky tape.
Then glue the foam cone onto the paper with glue stick. Clear tacky craft glue eats away at the foam so be careful.
Now that the tree is glued in place the kids can paint it with minimal touching. Yes mine did keep putting their fingers on the top but they could turn the tree around by twisting the plate and were generally fairly paint free by the end of the activity.
Sorry for the wonky photo, just had to show you how excited they all were to paint a cone green.
I emptied the packet of Decofoam Pins into a small plastic container. That way the kids could easily pick them up and I could store any left overs simply by putting the lid on.
Once the trees are dry put the pins on the table and let the kids go for it.
Cut the tree off the paper this leaves a nice green base to seal the bottom.
Alanah was quite taken by her tree. She decided to make a pattern with the pins and when she had finished she said it looked like a dalek.
EXTERMINATE EXTERMINATE HO HO HO.