We all probably remember weaving place mats when we are around preschool age. Our parents or teachers knew it was a great fine motor skill activity. They may also have done it because they remembered doing it when they were little. This easy Christmas craft uses the same skills to create a woven ornament.
We are simply hanging the ones we made up on the kitchen door at my house. I think they would be a lot of fun to attach one of them to a card or a gift bag to give with a gift.
How did we put this Christmas craft together?
- Red construction paper
- Silver corrugated paper
Steps to Put the Christmas Craft Together:
- You will start by cutting out a large red circle or a circle of your favorite holiday color out of construction paper.
- Then fold the circle in half.
- The folded circle will receive five cuts that will start at the fold and end near the edge of the paper.
- Next your will need to cut out about five strips of red paper. It doesn’t matter if they are longer than the circle. You are probably going to want them to be longer.
- Your children will then weave the strips up and down through the slits. If they start going down, they will go up through the next slit. They will repeat the process until the reach the other end of the circle.
- When all the weaving is complete, they will trim the extra paper of the strips to match the edge of the circle.
- Then they will glue the edges of the strips onto the circle to hold them in place.
- A small trapezoid will then need to be cut out of the red construction paper. It will be glued to the top of the circle.
- Finally a silver rectangle and a hook shape will be cut out of the corrugated paper. It will be glued to the trapezoid at the top of the ornament.
I think your children will love all the textures in this Christmas craft! It will add a fun and festive flair to their gifts, cards or craft display.