Happy Holidays! The Christmas season is full of lots of traditions, including songs, making crafts and decorating. One very traditional song heard every year is The 12 Days of Christmas. A group of bloggers and I have joined together to bring you kid-friendly crafts or activities to celebrate each of the 12 Days of Christmas!
I am kicking off the 1st Day of Christmas with an adorable Partridge in a Pear Tree ornament! This craft can be done with young children with a bit of simplifying and preparation. It is also a great craft for older children to create on their own or if just Mom feels like getting crafty!
To create this Partridge in a Pear Tree ornament you’ll need the following supplies:
- Blue (2 shades), brown, green and yellow felt
- 4″ wooden embroidery hoop
- small square of white muslin fabric
- embroidery thread in coordinating colors
- craft glue
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- a good pair of small fabric scissors
The first step in creating this ornament if to cut out the felt shapes. I used the free 12 Days of Christmas coloring sheets scaled down to 70% and printed from 123 Homeschool 4 Me as my pattern. I pin my pattern directly onto my dark blue felt and cut the whole bird shape out. Then with my light blue felt I carefully cut out the wings. I continued in this way, cutting out all my shapes with felt. Then I positioned them on the muslin how I liked them, and carefully glued them down with craft glue. I used a paint brush to paint the glue on in some spots to avoid any lumps. Wait for the glue to dry, tie on a ribbon and young crafters have created a beautiful ornament for the tree!
Older children or adult crafters may choose to sew down their felt pieces with thin strands of embroidery thread. Pulling one strand from my thread I sewed around my felt pieces using a simple back-stitch. You can find a simple tutorial at Sublime Stitching.
Once all my felt pieces were sewn down, I hot glued ribbon around my embroidery hoop, added a bow and a loop to hang it on the tree for a finished look! Ta-da!
More Partridge in a Pear Tree Activities
Kid-Friendly Partridge in a Pear Tree Salad from Ziggity Zoom
Partridge in a Pear Tree in Gingerbread from Not Martha
This 12 Days of Christmas Series is brought to you by the following bloggers:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ JDaniel4’s Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ P is for Preschooler ~ ABC Creative Learning
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This is beautiful Samantha! They would even make great gifts too!
You are so talented! The detail and love that you put into your ornament is just gorgeous. Love it!
Thanks so much! It is a work of art & I had a lot of fun making it!
Ashley Moore says
This turned out so cute!