Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Cardboard Christmas Tree


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The other morning, Simon asked me to make him a Christmas tree. As I pondered this request, he ran out of the room and fetched an empty cardboard box that he had been playing with, brought it back to me, and said: “Here, Mumma! Use dis!”. Apparently, we have made enough cardboard projects for him to expect to use that as building material now. 🙂

So, I cut out two interlocking pine tree shapes, which we reinforced together with glue. Later, we got out some paint to make our tree green, then allowed it to dry overnight. The next morning, Jeramy and Simon went to the craft store, while I was stuck at work,  in search of little pom-poms to use as decorations. Instead, Simon picked out a few random bits and bobs with his Daddy’s help. He was the most excited about a tractor shaped button that he spotted. Together, we all glued the little decorative bits onto the tree.

Now Simon’s little people have their very own Christmas tree. When not in use, it decorates the shelf in his room. He is very proud of it.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

2 thoughts on “Cardboard Christmas Tree

  1. Love this craft and the idea of bringing the holidays into play!

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