Do you have a craft box full of things that you never know how to use? It’s lolly sticks and mini pom-poms here. They seem to turn up in every craft box going but we never seem to use them – for one, those mini pom-poms never stick to anything and secondly, the dye from the lolly sticks runs on our hands whenever we try to use them. Lolly sticks and pom-poms, they are like the unwanted toys in the toy box…….until now…….
We discovered glue dots! These are the best thing when it comes to crafting with little ones. Absolutely mess free, tiny hands can use them successfully and they stick lolly sticks and mini pom-poms to anything! Oh and they are £1.00 for 400 dots in Poundland. We were hooked! So, we made some Lolly Stick Christmas Decorations!
You may be thinking I have lost the plot, am I really writing a post on glue dots and Poundland? But I’m always on the lookout for anything that means my children can still do making but I don’t have as much tidying up to do! With our discovery of glue dots, we went on to make lolly stick Christmas crafts for sticking on our Christmas cards but they could also be decorations for the tree or even stand alone decorations. The glue dots hold the lolly sticks in place as well as holding firm those pesky mini pom poms!
There are tons of themed lolly stick Christmas crafts you can make! We made Rudolph’s by adding pipe cleaner antlers and red pom poms for noses. We decorated simple lolly stick Christmas trees with mini pom poms and made star shaped snowflakes by adding sparkles, sequins and glitter glue. We did also make a stable but we’re yet to add any card animals so it doesn’t look like much at the minute.
A really easy Christmas Craft that we knocked up one afternoon after school – if you make any other Christmas lolly stick designs, we’d love to see them!
Linking up to #Christmaslittlemakes. Don’t forget to head over to the linky here for more fun sparkly Christmas crafts for little and large. Add your own and enjoy what others have made.