I was shopping at my local Staples store and came across a 3M Scotch® brand tape display at the entrance that the washi tape addict in me could not pass up. You can never have enough washi tape, so of course I had to stock up on some for some holiday crafting, they had some of the cutest designs like metallic colors and (my favorite) glitter! Not only do I love crafting with washi tape but the kids love it too, it’s perfect for fine motor activities. We created this fun Washi Tape Christmas Tree using some of the glitter holiday washi tapes, this activity promotes fine motor and scissor skills from ripping and placing the tape, to cutting your circle shapes for the tree. When you’re done you can add some string and use these as ornaments or place them around the house for some adorable kid-made Christmas decorations. Supplies you’ll need:
- 3M Scotch® Washi Tape
- 3M Scotch Double Sided Tape
- Green Card Stock
- Star Stickers
- Other decorations like pom poms, stickers, etc.
To pick up some of the washi tape and crafting supplies used in this craft, find your local Staples store here: Store Locator
First I had the kids pick out their favorite washi tape colors for the project. Next you’ll take your card stock paper and trace a circle using a lid or something round onto your paper. You’ll need to find the center of your circle and cut a straight line to the middle. Then cut out your circle from the paper, this will be the base of your tree. Wrap the tree around to form a cone shape till you get it to the desired shape that you want and take a piece of 3M Scotch® Double Sided Tape it to secure it in place. Now the kids can start decorating! You can set out the materials and cone as an invitation to play, they can decorate using strips of washi tape, adding a star to the top of the tree, or even gluing some pom poms as ornaments. Jace ended up using his finished piece as decorations on our mantle, while Aria used hers as a party hat!
What are some of your favorite Scotch® washi tape designs?
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