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 is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 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 three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, 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 Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.