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Craft stick snowflakes

Jen is a work-at-home mom to four who loves to craft and sew so much, sometimes she gives up sleep to have the time to complete projects. Check her out at fabricbliss.blogspot.com.

Get crafty for Christmas

Your preschooler will be delighted to make these projects, created from large and small wooden craft sticks or leftover sticks from your favorite frozen treat. The snowflake ornaments make a sweet gift, the snowmen can be made into magnets and the trees can either be set in the branches of a Christmas tree or also made into magnets.

Snowflake ornament

Snowflake ornament

Supplies:

  • 3-5 craft sticks per snowflake
  • White craft puffs
  • White paint and paintbrush
  • Fine silver glitter
  • Elmer's Early Learners Glue Pen
  • String or magnet (optional)

Directions:

  1. First, paint all of the craft sticks white. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Next, glue one stick on top of another, in an X pattern.
  3. Then, crisscross that X pattern with another stick and glue into place. You can continue to stack and glue sticks, as desired.
  4. When that glue is completely dry, coat the front side of the snowflake in a thin layer of glue, using the fine tip of the Elmer's Early Learners Glue Pen.
  5. Sprinkle glitter to coat the glue and let dry.
  6. Finally, glue on the white puff balls. Allow to dry completely.
  7. Then, either glue a magnet to the back or tie a string around one of the ends to hang.

Snowman

Craft stick snowmen

Supplies:

  • 1 large wide wooden craft stick per snowman
  • Washi tape
  • Buttons
  • White paint and paintbrush
  • Orange scrapbook paper
  • Black card stock
  • Fine-tipped pencil
  • Elmer's Early Learners Glue Pen
  • String or magnet (optional)

Directions:

  1. First, paint the craft stick white. Once it is dry, fold a 4-inch piece of patterned washi tape over the upper middle of the stick and trim the end diagonally.
  2. Glue 2 to 3 buttons under the washi tape "scarf."
  3. Next, cut out a triangular shape from the orange paper for the nose, and a hat shape from the black paper. Then glue into place.
  4. Finally, add eyes using a sharp pencil.
  5. Add a magnet with glue to the back to hang on the fridge or glue a loop of string to hang on the Christmas tree.

Christmas tree

Craft stick Christmas tree

Supplies:

  • 1 large/wide wooden craft stick per tree
  • 4 small craft sticks
  • Acrylic craft paint in green and brown
  • Paintbrush
  • Sequins
  • Yellow button
  • Glue
  • String or magnet (optional)

Directions:

  1. First, paint the large craft stick brown.
  2. Next — an adult needs to complete this part — use sharp scissors and trim your smaller sticks as follows: 1 inch by 3.5 inches, 1 inch by 2.5 inches and 1 inch by 1.5 inches.
  3. Paint these pieces green. Allow all paint to dry.
  4. Then, glue the green sticks to the base piece as shown.
  5. Once the glue is dry, and the pieces are secured in place, glue a yellow button "star" at the top and sequin "ornaments" on the green branches.
  6. Add a magnet to the back with glue to hang on the fridge, or glue a loop of string to hang on the Christmas tree.

More holiday crafts

Marshmallow snowman ornament
Fun holiday crafts for your preschooler
DIY advent calendar for kids

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