This article “Give Your Kids Their Very Own Christmas Tree” was updated on 11/20/22
Looking back down memory lane, we can all recall that one of the most fantastic childhood moments was decorating the Christmas tree. In the chilly, snowy winter, with scarves and coats wrapped around our necks & bodies, our teeth glimmered as we put lights and ornaments on the tree. These memories will forever remain beautiful, and everyone deserves to have them.
You should create the opportunity for your kids to share in something just as beautiful or even more. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just the perfect Christmas tree to have fun and make everlasting memories. We guarantee you will enjoy this as much as your kids because it’s a gateway to premium fun!
Children’s Christmas Trees
Decorating a Christmas tree is something many of us look forward to every year, whether we do it by ourselves or with a partner. But when you add children to the mix, you will see Christmas through a new set of wonder-filled eyes.
Children want to help you put things on the tree, whether they belong there or not! So this year, why not let your children decorate their own Christmas tree?
This act will allow them to spread their creative wings and create something they are proud of. It’ll also help you to create the giant Christmas tree of your dreams. It’s a win-win!
Below you will find some great ways to inspire your children this holiday season!
Choose Your Base
The first thing you and your children will need to do is decide what type of tree they want to decorate. As the person holding the checkbook, you have several options depending on how big you want to go with their tree. Real tree or not, it will still feel special.
One way to go is to cut out a big fake tree from a green piece of felt and hang it from the wall of your choice. Felt is great for regular ornaments as you can easily push the hooks through the material. In addition, you can add Velcro to flat objects, such as hand-drawn pictures, that will stick to the felt.
We can all agree that fake Christmas trees can get rather pricey depending on the size, style, and material you select. But buying a small fake tree for your children can be fairly painless.
Look for trees that are 4’ tall or less and buy them from stores that frequently offer coupons. You can even look in the clearance section of stores to find a great deal on a tree for next Christmas.
Nothing beats the smell of a real pine tree in your home during the holidays; your children’s tree can have that effect. Select a larger tree for yourself and use the trimmings to create a smaller tree for your children. Or you can go to your local tree lot and find a small tree that you can trim down once you get it home.
However, when picking a Christmas tree, be sure not to choose a deciduous one unless you’re ready to keep sweeping frequently. But if you love the look and don’t mind, the scattered leaves can enhance the feeling of Christmas indoors.
Just because you call it a Christmas tree doesn’t mean it has to be an actual tree! Let your children decorate their very own wreath or garland for your home that can be displayed alongside the family Christmas tree. This way, you can hands off their tree and let them do as they please.
Be sure to let your kids pick out a spot in the home to put their tree, whether in the hallway between their rooms or the entryway, as guests arrive. Having their tree on display will make their eyes light up with excitement.
Let the Decorating Begin!
Once their tree (or wreath) is in front of them, it’s time to let your children’s imaginations run wild! You can allow them to select decorations you already have, or they can search the house for their ideas.
Watching it will certainly be fun, and you can help them when necessary. However, you may be surprised to see what items your children want to hang from their branches.
Ornaments are the kiddies’ first choice of decorative items for Christmas trees. It’s mainly because that’s what they watch in movies and see people do. So, since the tree belongs to them, you may find your children asking for all the ornaments you have bought for them over the years.
It may be their Baby’s First Christmas ornament from when they were born, or it could be a unique ornament celebrating their love of art. You may also find that they want to create everything they own into an ornament with the addition of a hook, such as balls, baby dolls, or bath toys.
You can get involved or stand back and let them have their way so long as they don’t try anything dangerous. The ball is in your court!
Do your kids love to create? Help them cut out different colors of construction paper and create a paper chain they can wrap around their Christmas tree for added color. Their chains are also usable even after Christmas. You can hang them in their bedroom or playroom.
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Did your kids receive an abundance of holiday candy this year? Put those extra candy canes to use and hang them all over their Christmas tree. This creates a whimsical look and makes sweet treats easily accessible to your guests when they visit your home. Your tree will look like a candy castle to other kids as well.
Salt Dough Ornaments
This easy activity can keep your children occupied for an entire afternoon. First, mix up the dough, cut it into shapes and bake. Then let your kids work on painting their ornaments to create beautiful and unique decorations for their tree. They can also take some of their creations and send them to family and friends as gifts.
Do your kids like to help you “work?” Why not give them some of your office supplies to decorate their tree with? They can make paper clip chains, bubble-wrap tree skirts, or even post-it note light bulbs to bring some inexpensive cheer to their branches.
Celebrate Their Passions
If your children are older, they may have outgrown the “arts and crafts” Christmas trees of their youth and want something more for their current interests. Help your kids pick a theme for their tree, and watch as their creativity unfolds to bring that theme to life.
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Do your kids love everything Marvel? With a superhero tree, they can incorporate their favorite hero’s colors, logo, and maybe even some of their collectibles they have of them. You can also help add to their tree by gifting them a Superhero Photo Ornament. They’ll be able to personalize this with a picture of their choice, maybe a picture of them dressed up as their favorite superhero.
Under the Sea
If the ocean calls to your children, then an under-the-sea tree may be just what they need. You can incorporate sea glass ornaments, blue and white garland, and maybe even seashells from your last trip to the beach. Of course, don’t forget their Jellyfish ornament to complete the ocean experience.
Magical Princess Kingdom
Here’s a pretty princess and unicorn ornament.
If you have girls, there is a perfect chance that they love princesses. So create a magical princess Christmas tree with glittery pink Christmas balls, silver tinsel, and snowflakes. You can even get your daughter a magical animal like this Princess and Her Unicorn.
Movie/TV Show Tree
Is there a particular movie or TV show your children could watch 100 times and never grow tired of? Then, help them put everything they love about it into their tree!
The best part of selecting this type of theme is that many movies and TV shows will have no shortage of inspiration in terms of colors, quotes, music, and characters. For example, you can create a Disney tree with Mickey Mouse and friends, or how about a Toy Story tree with bright colors and even brighter characters?
Whatever interests your child can have its place on the Christmas tree. And if your children have different interests, consider it even more fun as they all work together to create a lovely gigantic theme. Their interest-themed Christmas tree will be a combined showcase of dexterity. You can trust your kids’ creativity to be equal to the task of merging a superhero theme with an under-the-sea theme.
Let the Magic Unfold
In conclusion, giving your kids their Christmas tree to decorate could become one of your family’s favorite traditions. Once their tree is complete, it will give your children a sense of pride and accomplishment, and you get to stoke that Christmas magic in them for a little longer.
No matter what they want to put on their Christmas tree, sit back and watch as their creativity and joy explode during this holiday season. Let them create and diffuse their special Christmas magic everywhere. It’s going to be awe-inspiring!
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