Make a Christmas Tree Ornament With Hot Wheels

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Make a Christmas Tree Ornament With Hot Wheels

Over the years my kiddos have collected many things. One of the toys that they collected loads of is Hot Wheels. I decided to Make a Christmas Tree Ornament With Hot Wheels to use a few of them and get them on the tree. They make an adorable and festive addition while creating fabulous conversations and stories from years gone by. The bottle brush trees are so cute but the red and white bakers twine from Hemptique really makes these ornaments pop. I can’t wait to show you how easy it is to make them.

The truth is that these darling decorated cars and trucks are also great for pretend and play!

Materials Needed To Make a Christmas Tree Ornament With Hot Wheels

Directions for Christmas Tree Ornament With Hot Wheels

These are truly so simple and fun to make. They come together in a few easy steps and create darling Christmas ornaments to last for years. The same process can be used on Hot Wheels cars as well as any other little toy cars you might have around the house. Let’s make some.

Step One

Use E6000 glue to adhere a bottle brush tree to the roof of a toy car. The ones I have seen driving down the street usually seem to have the trunk facing the back but I think it looks cute either way.

Step Two

Once the glue is dry, wrap the twine around the car a couple of times and tie it in a bow on the top.

Step Three

Trim the twine to the desired length. Isn’t the tree so stinking adorable on the bus. Wouldn’t this be a great gift for bus driver. You can either make a hanger out of the twine or use a hook hanger to make the ornament work in a tree.

Alternate Idea

We found these super adorable deer ornaments at the store and had to have them.  While working on this project, they were on the table and I decided to glue one to this Hot Wheels vehicle.  I added the bakers twine around the neck to create a bow and I LOVE it. Isn’t this the cutest little ornament ever?

I am thinking it would be super cool to glue plastic dinosaurs to trucks and cars and add bows with bakers twine.

MORE Christmas Ideas with Hemptique

Beth from Creatively Beth is sharing some really darling ways to wrap gifts for the season using hemp cord from Hemptique. Pop over and check out some of her fantastic ideas.

Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama is sharing this fabulous string art project using hemp cord on her blog. Get all of the directions and make your own.

Cheers to Crafting up Holiday Decor!

Laura

PS: This is an awesome party craft to do with kids.

Seven Reasons Kids Should Be Crafting

Practice Fine Motor Skills – Many craft projects require the use of fine motor skills to cut, tie knots, paint, color and even apply glue.  Crafting provides a great opportunity to work on fine motor skills while creating works of art.

Build Self Esteem – Through the process of creating a craft project, a child works through a series of steps to make a masterpiece. The success of completing steps and having something wonderful to show for it has proven to build self esteem.

Create Community – Many craft projects that are done by kids in classrooms or groups collectively create a larger work of art.  For example. When a group of kids create individual pumpkin crafts – once put together they have a patch. This creates community and inclusion.

Build Social Skills – While actively crafting, often times the fears and worries of talking with others subsides and children (of all ages) find themselves to be more social with those around them,

Promotes Individuality – Craft projects should allow children the opportunity to put their own style or mark into their work. There need to be choices available to successfully promote individuality.  Some of these choices include picking colors, crayons vs colored pencils, cutting vs tearing paper and outlining.

Encourages Self Expression – Often times children will express their feelings and thoughts through simple drawing and works of art. Encouraging kids to draw in their journals and add their own elements to projects sometimes offers a release of feelings.

How To Involve Kids in DIY Projects

Do It Yourself projects are a great way to get the kids involved in making decorations. This gives them the opportunity to participate in what their environment looks and feels like – whether at home, school or camp. When kids have been included in the ideas and the creating, they have a sense of inclusion and importance, It is a way to have them learn that their vote counts. 

If you are not aligned with your kid’s ideas for decorations because it’s not your look or style, don’t dismiss them. A good way to empower them to continue to express themselves is to allow them to have a large say in how they decorate their own space (bedroom or homework station). If you want to raise your kids to successfully be able to have a style of their own, it starts by giving them a say when they are little.

 

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