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This simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland is a super fun and simple kids craft perfect for the festive season.  I really love using washi tape with children as it is simple to tear or cut. low-tac so they can remove and restick it and it comes in so many colours and patterns.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

The washi tape Christmas Trees can be used to decorate cards but also look perfect strung together to make a washi tape Christmas trees garland or bunting.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

Materials

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

    • Cereal box
      Washi tape, we used red and green
    • 1/8 inch paper punch
    • Thread – we used a green shoelace
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Pencil


How to make Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

 Trim the cereal box so you have a good sized piece of cardboard without any folds.  We used the whole of the front of the packet.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

Using washi tape is a great exercise in fine motor skills and scissor skills.  Let your child find the ends of the tape themselves. and stick pieces of washi tape onto the back of the cereal packet in vertical strips.  If you have a younger child then they could just stick the tape on haphazardly like on our Washi Tape Easter Bunting.  it will still look amazing when completed.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

The fact is Mini wanted to make his trees have straight lines.  Continue sticking on the tape until the cardboard is covered.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

We then calculated how we could get the best amount of trees out of the cereal packet.  In then end, we decided on 10cm high and 6cm wide.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

Mini then drew this out on the rear of the card before cutting it out.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

He used the paper cutter for the longer lines and then under supervision he used a circular cutter and a metal ruler.

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Then he punches a hole in the top of the tree to thread it onto some cord.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

He then threaded onto some string.

Simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland

Well, actually it is a shoe lace!  I love using shoe laces for threading with kids as the aglet make it so much simpler for them to get the string through the small holes and you do not need to use a needle.

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I love how they turned out.  They are so simple and you could adjust them to suit your colour scheme at home.

A simple Washi Tape Christmas Trees Garland. This is a super fun and simple kids craft perfect for the festive season using washi tape

We have joined in with Emma Owl and a group of bloggers to share a Christmas craft based on our favorite Christmas book. Do you have an idea of what book inspired this craft?

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Well, this is inspired by The Fir Tree, specifically a beautifully illustrated edition of The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Anderson.

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  1. US Amazon Link The Fir Tree
  2. UK Amazon Link The Fir Tree

It is illustrated by Sanna Annukka, who is a British artist of Finnish-British origin, who also does design work for Marimekko and has a real Mid Century style.

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We have previously made some other Christmas Decorations inspired by it too.

See some other great Christmas crafts inspired by some fantastic Christmas Books

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