With Christmas just about a week away, I’ve been doing some fun holiday crafts with my 3-year-old. A few weeks ago, during Thanksgiving, we made a turkey magnet which you can see here. It was so easy and quick that I decided to also make a Christmas Tree Magnet. We made a couple to give as gifts to grandparents and the few who can really appreciate a toddler’s one-of-a-kind artwork.
For the sake of Instagram we took pictures of mine but if you keep reading you can see his below.
Making crafts with J always brings back some of my fondest memories from when I was a kid. I don’t remember much from my early childhood but I do remember doing holiday crafts with my mom every year. I think that’s one of the reasons I make such a point to do them with my son—I’m hoping one day he’ll look back and have the same fond memories of our time together.
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If you’ve read some of my other posts, you know that my mom still gathers us girls together for family craft time. Last Christmas we had a Christmas ornament painting contest!
This Christmas Tree Magnet is a fun and festive little addition to the refrigerator but it also makes the perfect gift. Your toddler can help you make it and then give it as a hostess gift to family or friends on Christmas. I plan to let J make a few more and hand them out to grandparents.
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- Felt in dark brown, green, red, yellow, purple, blue, & pink
- Elmers Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Cut out the main pieces of your tree including two 3” Christmas trees, a yellow star, circles (for ornaments), and a brown base.
- Place a magnet(s) between the trees. Be sure to put glue on the side that will be the front of your magnet). Then glue the two pieces of felt together.
- Place the star at the top of the tree.
- Using Elmer’s glue, make loops on the tree to imitate garland. Then sprinkle glitter over the glue. Dump excess glitter.
- Glue the circles and base on. Let it dry and place on the refrigerator or give as a gift.
Note: I figured out later that it’s easier to just make your magnet one-sided. It sticks to the fridge better if you don’t glue the second piece of felt to the back.
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How did your magnet turn out? What special holiday crafts do you like to do with your kids at Christmas? Share in the comments below.
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Meagan has been married for seven years and is a proud new mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 18 years ago in high school; they got married 11 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her one year son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and fishing dog food from his mouth, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbeque anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.