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A brief idea for making Poinsetta Christmas Ornaments




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Title – Making a Poinsetta for your tree

By – Debbie Haren

Primary Subject – Art

Secondary Subjects –

Grade Level – 2-3



red construction paper

yellow construction paper



To make a display for the Christmas tree. To practice fine motor skills and making an ornament themselves for their parents or grandparents. to talk about the plant the Poinsettia.


Cut strips of construction paper. (red and yellow.)

The strips should be about 2 to 3 inches wide. For each poinsetta made you need 1 piece of yellow and about 8 or 9 of the red strips of construction paper. Take the yellow strip of paper and make a circle out of it. Tape or glue the two ends together to keep it in the circle shape. This will be the middle of your poinsetta. Now make tear drop shapes out of the red construction paper. Then tape the ends together just as you did the yellow paper. These are the leaves of the poinsetta. Glue or tape the poinsettia leaves all around the yellow piece of construction paper. The part of the red construstion paper strips that was glued or taped should be pointed out away from the center of the plant. The opposite side of the red construction paper that is curved to make the tear shape should then be glued or taped all around the yellow construction paper making the shape of a poinsettia plant. After this is done the students can take another strip of yellow or red construction paper and loop it through one of the red leaves and then tape it and this will be the hanger for the ornament on the Christmas tree. Hang off the tree and display with great pride!!


Debbie Haren


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