This squeeze pouch-caps Christmas Tree recycled craft is perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners to refine fine motor control and practice color sorting. [Video Tutorial Included.]
This fun and festive Christmas Tree recycled craft learning activity using squeeze pouch-caps, and pom poms is awesome for developing fine motor skills and color sorting and recognition in toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. Besides, since you will be using recycled squeeze pouch caps, this activity is budget and environment-friendly. Most importantly, little hands will be developing hand-eye coordination and strengthening small muscles of the hands while decorating a Christmas tree using tweezers and pom poms!
If you have ever come across these yogurt pouch caps, then you will know why I save every single one! They make the ideal transferring activity as they hold large pom poms perfectly!
You’ll Need for Pouch-caps Christmas Tree Craft
- recycled cardboard
- recycled pouch caps
- a hot glue gun
- colorful pom poms ~ make sure to have enough green color as they represent the pine tree base and colorful ones are your ornaments
- tongs (optional)
First, trace a triangle on cardboard. Then, hot glue pouch caps to resemble a Christmas Tree. Once the tree is complete, you can offer jumbo tweezers or tongs to a child and have them fill the caps with color-corresponding pom poms. Finally, offer to decorate with colorful pom poms “ornaments.”
Pouch-caps Christmas Tree Craft Video Tutorial
Offer a child to count how many pom poms are on each row or how many green pom poms are in total.
Fine Motor Control | Tools
Tongs or jumbo tweezers are excellent tools to strengthen the small muscles of the little hands, thus promoting fine motor development. Children will need sufficiently developed small muscles of the hands to hold a pen or pencil late. Thus, these types of transferring activities are great as rudimental tools for promoting a pincer grasp. If your toddler under the age of three is having difficulty using tools, offer them to use their fingers, which is also an amazing way to promote the pincer grip, the action of closing the thumb and index finger together in order to hold an object.
When children practice small muscle hand control by tonging, pinching, transferring, threading, etc., they develop the strength, dexterity, and control needed to manipulate many everyday items such as a pencil, spoon, buttons, scissors, zippers, and more.
Have you tried making a Pouch-caps Christmas Tree Recycled Craft? Leave a comment if you did!
For More Christmas Activities
See here Christmas Tree Printing Kids Holiday Craft Card.
For Christmas DIYs,
See here DIY Homemade Christmas Snow Globe.
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