Light Up Christmas Tree Craft

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The Light Up Christmas Tree Craft I originally planned on doing was a bit different than the one we created in the end.

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Light Up Christmas Tree Craft

My original idea was inspired by my husband’s Scandinavian traditions. Their trees are fairly simple. Usually, the only colors used to decorate the tree are red and white with most of the ornaments made from natural materials. I wanted to make a Christmas trees using sticks. So I sent my husband out to the garden where he dutifully cut dozens of sticks for me. We glued the sticks onto our cones shapes and we got pretty far.

Light Up Christmas Tree Craft Fail

And then the sticks started to slide off. Every time we slid one back into place another one would start sliding. The kids got frustrated and sticky and a mess started to ooze across the craft table. Not good.

The sticks were donated to the compost bin and we started over with dyed rice. This time the process was simple and sensory fun.

Light Up Christmas Tree Craft Materials:

Light Up Christmas Tree Craft Materials

Light Up Christmas Tree Craft Instructions:

  1. Have the kids color the cone template green. Then cut out.
  2. Put pieces of the double sided mounting tape around the outside edge of the LED candle. Put glue along the edge of the cone. Adhere the bottom of the cone to the mounting tape and glue or tape the cone closed. Assembling the cone to the LED light will most likely be an adult job.
  3. Punch 2 – 4 holes in the top of the cone and thread the ribbon or string through the holes.
  4. Have the kids liberally paint a thick layer of glue all over the cones
  5. Now comes the part the kids will love best, meaning it could get messy. Have the kids roll the cones into a plate or bin full of the dyed rice until it is well covered.Light Up Christmas Tree Craft
  6. Place on the candlestick holders to dry.
  7. Add embellishments if you want and allow the Light Up Christmas Tree Craft time to dry again.
  8. Hang up and enjoy!

Light Up Christmas Tree Craft

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15 Comments


  1. This is such a great idea. I need to try this with my kids!

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  2. These are SO cute!! I love holiday crafts, especially on cold days like today when you don’t even want to go outside.

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  3. This is so adorable! My kids would love making it. I’ll show it to them.

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  4. I was just thinking today that I needed to find some ornaments for the kids to make. This looks perfect! SO cute!

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  5. What a CUTE idea! I love things that light up, other than the regular lights, on my tree. AND I love homemade stuff from the kids so we will def. be doing this one!

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  6. What a fun ornament! Thank you so much for sharing in the Kid Made Christmas Ornaments series!

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