Thursday, December 8, 2011

Salty, Crafty, and Sweet {Rolled Paper Christmas Trees}

This is what we made today.  I think you'll see a theme to my crafts as time goes on.  I like them as non-messy as possible, simple, and cheap.  I also don't want to make the crafts myself.  I want my boys to be able to do most of it themselves.

But first things first, when you craft, you must have a fun snack, right?
I can't believe they're so big that they can do most of this themselves.

We made Chex Muddy Buddies.  Yum.

Have you ever put this stuff in the freezer?  It's so good this way.
Once you'll try it, you'll never eat it at room temperature again.

You have to make sure the paper you use is thin.  Even regular scrapbook paper was a bit hard to roll.  There was no instructions to this on pinterest, so we had to make it up as we went along.  I had to roll the paper for the boys, then they were able to finish taping it and glue it on the white paper themselves.  The only other thing I helped with was telling them where to trim the rolls. 

Graham taping his.

Samuel hard at work making his Christmas tree base.

We used our leftover buttons from this craft to make the star and the ornaments for the tree.

Using the glue gun might have been the best part.

It looks very festive, I think.

Here are three proud boys.

Supply list
(to make 4 trees)

4 pieces of scrapbook paper for the background.  I used white for mine, but you could get more creative. I was just using up what I had.
6 pages of other scrapbook paper, Christmas themed
1 piece of brown paper to make the tree base
Buttons, if you want to add them to the tree for ornaments


Niki said...

Ok, I think I might be willing to have the kids do this. Of course, with Micah heading it up!

Darcie said...

I really want to try this craft, and i love muddy buddies!!! I'm going to make some now and freeze it.. :)

Laurie J said...

those trees look fun and 'chex muddy buddies' is such a better name than puppy chow!

Krista Sanders said...

Totally stealing this idea!! Precious~ and so are those trees.

TJ Wilson said...

sarah wolfe - you are unbelievable.