The Christmas season is almost here! And that means it’s time to start planning fun holiday activities for your kids to enjoy. One of my favorite ways to kick off the holiday season is creating a cute simple Christmas craft . Making ornaments is a great way to spend time together as a family and make a cute keepsake to hang on the tree. That’s why I love these cute cinnamon stick ribbon trees! They’re a fun preschool Christmas ornament that looks great on your Christmas tree.
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On top of being adorable, these cute preschool Christmas ornaments will also make your tree smell amazing all season long! Every time you walk by the tree, you’ll catch a whiff of cinnamon from these cute ribbon trees.
Make Your Own Cinnamon Stick Ribbon Trees
These preschool Christmas ornaments are so simple to make! And your preschooler will have a chance to practice a few of his fine motor skills as he works on this simple craft for kids, including scissor practice and gluing. To create your own ribbon trees you’ll need:
- cinnamon sticks
- star stickers
Start by cutting different ribbons into strips and laying the ribbon face side down in a row. You can ask your preschooler to create a pattern with the ribbons or just let them organize them in a random pattern. After they have created their design, lay the cinnamon stick on top of the ribbon to make sure the pattern isn’t too long or too short.
Adjust the ribbon as necessary, then put a layer of glue on the cinnamon stick and press it firmly onto the ribbon. Hold the cinnamon stick in place for a minute to make sure it’s stuck, then allow the glue to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
When you’re sure the glue is dry, you can start creating your ribbon trees! To turn the rows of ribbon into a tree, each ribbon needs to be cut at an angle just slightly shorter than the ribbon below it. The best way to do this is to line up the scissors at an angle and snip each ribbon until you reach the top of the tree. Cut one side, then repeat the same process on the other side.
After the ribbons have been cut, place a star sticker on the top of the tree to complete the ribbon trees. Then, flip the tree over and attach a loop of ribbon or twine to the top of the tree so you can hang it on your Christmas tree. Secure the loop with glue and make sure the glue is completely dry before you hang your preschool Christmas ornament on the tree.
Questions About Cinnamon Cinnamon Stick Ribbon Trees
While this is a simple preschool Christmas ornament craft, you may have a few questions about how I made these cinnamon stick ribbon trees and the supplies I used. Here are a few commonly asked questions:
I don’t have cinnamon sticks, can I still make this craft?
Of course! There are a few different ways to create this preschool Christmas ornament if you don’t have cinnamon sticks on hand. You can use colored craft sticks (you can find them at Dollar Tree) or plan popsicle sticks. You can even decorate your plain popsicle sticks with paint or washi tape to dress up your ribbon trees!
Where can I get cinnamon sticks?
Cinnamon sticks can be found in the spice section of most grocery stores or shopping centers like Wal-Mart or Target. You can also purchase a big container of them on Amazon.
Can older kids make this craft?
While I described this a preschool Christmas ornament, it’s perfect for kids of any age. Older kids would have just as much fun putting these trees together as preschoolers! So, feel free to make this craft with all your kids!
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!