Thursday, January 5, 2012

Rick Rack Christmas Trees

I couldn't post this before Christmas because it was the present that we made for our parents. So, sorry that this Christmas post is a little late. We made these rick rack Christmas trees to give as gifts to our parents. They turned out so cute and the kids did a great job making them. It was an art and math lesson all in one. The kids worked on their math skills by comparing the lengths of the different ribbons and putting them in order from shortest to longest.


 Here's What You Need:
  • green rick rack ribbon
  • patterned Christmas paper
  • a star for the top - we used paper stars
  • mat
Here's What You Do:
  1. Cut your paper to fit your mat.
  2. Cut the rick rack ribbon starting with one bump. Add a bump for each level that you want for your tree. Your tree can be as big or as small as you want it based on your paper and mat size.
  3. Put the ribbons and star in a baggie for the kids.
  4. Let the kids compare the sizes and put the ribbon in order from shortest to longest. 
  5. Glue the ribbons onto your paper in the shape of a tree starting with the shortest at the top in the middle and going down from there. If you want, you can put lines or dots on the paper for the kids to use as a point of reference to insure that the tree is centered.
  6. Glue your star at the top.
  7. Glue your paper to your mat.

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