Large Felt Christmas Tree

This is a fun wall hanger for children to decorate.

You wi\nll need a large piece of green felt

a smaller size of brown felt

Hot glue gun

Circles of velcro

Colorful pieces of felt

Piece of string and scissors

First, cut either a tree or triangle shape out of the green (around 2-4 feet in size- depending on how big you want the tree)

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Cut a large square (or rectangle) out of the brown felt

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Hot glue the brown felt to the bottom of the green to make the tree

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Cut a small hole (or small holes) in the top of the tree to tie the string through to hang the tree. Alternative- get a large piece of white felt and hot glue the whole tree onto the large white felt- the cut holes in the top edges of the white and tie the yarn through the holes to hang the tree on the wall.

Cut all the colored felt into shapes of various sizes, take one side of the velcro and stick or glue it to the backs of the shapes. Take the other sides and stick them to the tree in random locations.

 

Hang the tree and have your kids decorate their new toy. They can take the ornaments off and stick them on where every they want.

To make the ornaments:

Cut out the shapes

You can use only the basic shapes or you can cut smaller shapes and hot glue the smaller shapes onto the larger shapes.

Christmas Peppermint Hard Candy

You will need

1/2 cup of water

2 cups of sugar

3/4 cups of Karo

Powdered sugar

Pan (I used a square  ” by  ”

peppermint extract and green food dye

Put a layer of powdered sugar in the pan and put the pan to the side

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Combine water, sugar and karo in a sauce pan over high heat until boiling. Let boil a few minutes until it reaches 300 degrees (use a candy thermometer

Once it reaches 300, continue to cook for a couple minutes but not too long- it will burn fast.

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Once you get it dissolved and to the right temperature, take it off the heat and add the flavoring and dye then pour it into the pan20181207_1655455680385581792049801.jpg