If you’re looking for easy Christmas crafts ideas for kids in the coming days or weeks, you might want to try this sparky little tree made with recycled materials. My 8-year old daughter LOVES doing crafts, especially this time of year. So when Weldbond adhesive asked me if I’d create a Christmas craft for kids using their product, I was excited. It gave me the chance to come up with something easy and fun that I could make with Miss G and her friends.
Coincidentally, I had already tried Weldbond earlier this year to glue our twin boys’ wooden train track together. (Ummm, a tip: If Santa brings one of these train tables to your child this year, save yourself the future agony, and glue the track pieces to the table right away! Take it from me, it’s a nightmare piecing the mismatched pieces back together after your child plays with it once!) I chose Weldbond back then because (a) it’s non-toxic and (b) I needed strong adhesion that could withstand the rambunctiousness of two 3-year old boys. It says right on the tube that it can “bond most anything” including “wood, tile, glass, Styrofaom, fabrics, ceramics and more”.
This bonding power also makes it a great craft adhesive. One of the things I find frustrating about using school glue for kids’ crafts is when the heavier or dimensional pieces fall off after the project is dry. Nothing ruins the experience of a fun craft project more for a child than a disappointing result. So, for this craft, I’d recommend using Weldbond because there are lots of little embellishments to adhere.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
The following recycled materials: