Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas Balloon Tree

This Christmas balloon tree will look great on a side table or a counter -- you can even glue cotton-ball ornaments to it for added decoration.

What You'll Need:

Six Balloons (one yellow)

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Christmas Balloon Tree

  1. Begin by inflating five balloons, leaving a three-inch tail on each. Inflate another balloon, leaving a four-inch tail.

  2. Twist-lock all five of the longer balloons together at the tying end.

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    Twist-lock all five long balloons together. (Step 2)

  3. Make a twist in each balloon 25 inches from the twist-lock. It is best if someone can help you hold the balloons when working with so many at the same time.

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    Twist each balloon 25 inches from the lock. (Step 3)

  4. Make another twist in each balloon 6 inches from the last twist. Bring all five of the second twists together.

  5. Pinch and twist-lock.

  6. Go four more inches down and twist-lock.

  7. Hold tightly to that twist-lock and cut the tips of the balloons so that the balloon tails deflate to that point, as shown.

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    Cut the tips of the balloon
    tails to deflate them.
    (Step 7)

  8. Tie the ends.

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    Tie the ends of the deflated tails. (Step 8)

  9. Pinch and twist a round bubble in the end of the sixth balloon.

  10. Pinch and twist a four-inch bubble, and fold it over as shown. Pinch and twist-lock.

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    Fold over the four-inch bubble. (Step 10)

  11. Repeat step 10 four times.

  12. Pull the tail portion of the star balloon into the twist-locked balloons at the top of the tree.

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Link the star with the top
of the tree. (Step 12)

Keep reading for more easy Christmas crafts for kids. Learn how to make a Christmas Cowboy on the next page.

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