This book is one of my son’s favorite Christmas stories. My son absolutely loves Christmas time! So do I…. It’s filled with magic, hope, love, and renewal. My son looks forward to celebrating Jesus’ birthday, he even wants me to bake Him a cake this year haha (he knows every birthday comes with cake!).
This part of the book is what inspired today’s post. My little one is 4 1/2 and loves to be an active helper. He saw this and immediately saw an opportunity to take part in an activity. However, I’m not too keen on having food on my tree… attracting critters and such. Plus our dog Petie might find it too tempting a treat. So I found some Pom Poms from Walmart and used some cotton embroidery string I had laying around (it’s thinner than yarn and cheap to buy) and a larger dull needle. This is a great project for kids 4 +, it’s great for working on those fine motor skills. My son was able to do this project on his own and at the end I spaced the pom poms apart.
- cotton embroidery string or very thin yarn
- bag of pom poms
- larger size dull tip needle or plastic crochet needle will work
2. Give slack on the other end of the string by unwinding some, but do not cut so that you can have plenty of space at the end to space apart the pom poms.
4. When they are through, the parent can then start at the first pom pom that was put on the string and begin spacing them farther apart until it looks like the garland you and your child are happy with. Place a knot on the string before the first pom pom and after the last pom pom. Cut off any excess string and use your garland for decoration!
Pardon the mess of toys in the background 🙂