Turning a recycled egg carton into a Christmas Tree DIY kids activity craft to promote color recognition, fine-motor control, and hand-eye coordination.
There is nothing like UP-cycling a recycled item through a craft and turning it into a learning kids activity! Besides, who knew that those egg cartons will make a perfect Christmas Tree! Most importantly, with this recycled DIY, your child will be practicing fine motor control, hand-eye coordination, color recognition, sorting, transferring, and more!
YOU’ll NEED for EGG CARTON CHRISTMAS TREE
- recycled egg cartons
- colorful pom poms
- color matching dot stickers
- tongs (optional)
You will also need paint brushes and washable paints.
HOW TO MAKE THIS RECYCLED CHRISTMAS TREE
First, we made a backdrop. (This step is totally optional.) We painted cardboard half blue to represent the ski and half while to resemble the snow.
Then, cut out and arrange your egg cartons to resemble a prine tree.
Decide which side of the egg carton you will use.
Next, paint the egg carton to resemble the Christmas Tree. We pained both sides since we will be using each for different activities.
One way to use it as a Christmas tree, is to attach a string of yarn to resemble a garland.
Thereafter, offer your child dot stickers to decorate your garland.
COLOR SORTING EGG CARTON CHRISTMAS TREE
Another way to use this recycled DIY Christmas tree kids activity craft is to invert the egg cartons and use them as compartments to color sort. Place colorful dot stickers inside each compartment and offer a child tongs to color match and fill with the pom poms. This way, you turn a DIY craft into a fine motor pom poms to dot stickers matching/transferring activity. This practice is great to develop hand-eye coordination and color-sorting skills!
✅ hand-eye coordination
✅ color recognition
✅ fine motor control (development of small muscles of the hand)
✅ spatial awareness
✅dexterity and more!
Development milestone to learn to identify colors emerges from age 12 to 18 M. Your child will become aware of different colors at around 1 Y and can name different colors by the age of 2.5-3 Y. So, at about two to three years of age, you can introduce this activity and ask your child to color sort pom poms to their corresponding color stickers!
AGE 2.5 YR+ ⚠️Always supervise your child as small items can be a choking hazard!
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