We read several great Christmas Tree books this year – Anna didn’t like the first one below, but the other two are on our list of favorites. Anna refuses to return them to the library, and we keep reading them on and off.
I had several Christmas tree projects on my December list of projects, but Anna was not really interested in any of them. As I was browsing in Dollar Tree yesterday morning I noticed a cone made out of shiny green wire mesh, and immediately thought that Anna will love decorating this “tree”. As I mentioned, she is a lot more interested in 3D projects lately. We started by wrapping some Christmasy pipecleaners around and then Anna made some beaded ornaments for it. She was extremely engaged and proud of the results. When she was making beaded “garlands” she kept talking that she is stringing berries for birds to eat and was brainstorming on how she could make birds. Her idea was to make them out of paper, but she wasn’t really interested in actually executing on it. She couldn’t wait to put the tree in her room, and she is hinting that she also wants to wrap some presents for kitty and put them under the tree. She already lobbied unsuccessfully for kitty to have her own Advent Calendar with chocolate and lobbied successfully for kitty to have her own stocking :)
Here is a completed tree:
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