Burlap Tree Fine Motor Preschool Activities
These fine motor burlap trees are a perfect activtivity for preschoolers for Christmas or during a leaves and trees theme. In addition to being low cost and easy to make- these burlap Christmas crafts are great for building fine motor skills!
Clip on Ornament Christmas Tree
Create a Christmas tree that can be decorated again and again, while building fine motor skills at the same time!
Print a simple Christmas tree pattern -I used pg. 40 from the Deck the Halls printable pack. Trace it onto the craft burlap and cut out the outline. Repeat onto cardboard and glue it down. The cardboard keeps it nice and firm while in use by the children.
Create your own ornaments: Paint the small wood slices in various colors with acrylic paint, let them dry and glue them onto the clothespins.
Have the children strengthen their hand muscles, while decorating the Christmas tree. Encourage them to say the colors out loud!
You can use any colorful craft material (pompoms, gems etc.) to glue onto the clothespins, also different clothespins sizes for more difficulty and ones found in stores, such as the Dollar Tree.
Finish decorating the tree with the small log block piece.
Burlap Christmas Sewing Tree
If you have older children who love sewing, you can set it up as an activity for life practical skills. Use buttons with larger holes, thread and a wool needle and sew various buttons onto the burlap.
Glue on Button Ornament Tree
Use craft, to glue various colored and sized buttons onto the burlap, and turn it into a simple craft or a Christmas ornament. Children of all ages will enjoy this fun activity!
Thank you to our guest contributor!
Thank you to our guest contributor! Alina Dutka. She is a certified Pre-Primary Montessori educator, and owner of Growing Up Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Hybrid in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about her here!
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