This week I spent the kiddo's naptime making these pretty recycled magazine trees for our house. I don't want to spend a lot of money on delicate and precious ornaments with two toddlers running around, so these are perfect. Like I said, I made them on my own, but you could get older kids to join in, perfect for fine motor and concentration practise!
Here's a little how-to in case you wanna make some too...
You'll need a small magazine with a stapled spine (those free supermarket gift guides are perfect for this) - remove the cover keeping the staples in tact
Fold over the first page at a 45 degree angle
Fold the folded page again so you have a narrow triangle
Fold this little flap at the bottom up to neaten your edges
Turn that page over and repeat with the next one
Do this until you have folded all your pages, then fan out to make a conical shape
The folds are at the front of the 'tree' so these are best against a wall or something. If you want a fully conical tree for a centrepiece use a magazine with more pages and use a strip of double sided tape to hold the back two sheets together
I think they look supercute grouped together like a little recycled forest. What decorations have you been up/recycling?