These sparkly up-cycled Christmas tree medallions are easy to make for children of all ages. To create some of your own, all you need are some lids from used jars and bottles, and a handful of other easily-procured craft materials. The lids are used as a base for the medallions, with children covering them firstly in layers of scrap paper, and then with bright shiny paper, acrylic paints and other glittery embellishments. Acrylic paint looks fabulous with this activity but remember that, if you choose to use a substantial amount, it might be a good idea to extend the activity over two days. This is because the paint needs at least an hour or two to completely dry. Otherwise, it’s difficult to glue things onto it.
As a mixed media project, the possibilities with this activity are endless. Although I’ve chosen to use old lids as the medallion’s base, you could just as easily use other found objects such as small cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes (cut down to size), small containers or even pieces of cardboard. Once they’re decorated and up on your Christmas tree, they’ll all look beautiful.
: 120 minutes
: Under 5's, 5-10's, Over 10's, Any Age
Otherwise, any kind of paper can be effectively used – for example, craft paper, beautiful Japanese chiyogami paper or any other kind of brightly-coloured gift wrap. Gold or silver paper is particularly effective. If you have any old Christmas cards, you could also use some of the pictures from these.
#Colourful Xmas Tree Medallions
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