This post was sponsored by Pebbles Cereal as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
The holidays may be just around the corner (seriously, Christmas is sneaking up!), but fortunately, there is still a little bit of time for some last minute crafting! This, of course, is good news for us since we’re kind of obsessed with Christmas crafts right now 🙂
Initially, we were having a bit of trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year since it’s been so warm, but I think it’s finally starting to kick in for all of us.
With that being said, we’re keeping up with the Christmas crafts this week as we could always use a little more holiday cheer!
Not only was this adorable Christmas tree fun to make, but it smells amazing as well!
Growing up, Fruity Pebbles was one of my absolute favorite cereals and they’ve been a favorite in many families for more than 40 years but today, they’re moving outside of the bowl! With this craft, I got to share a little bit of my childhood with my own children.
Whether you’re a fan of the regular Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles or prefer the limited edition flavors, the various Pebbles cereal boxes are full of bright colors, delicious flavors, a fantastic crunch, and an adventure inside every box!
All of those will come in handy when you’re making a few of these scented Christmas trees of your own!
To make a couple of your own, you’ll need:
Start out by grabbing a marker and drawing the outline of your Christmas tree on the back of one of your plates. This will just give you a guide to use.
Before you hand it off to your little one, go ahead and cut out the tree outline that you just drew. Paper plates would probably be a little easier for your preschooler to cut themselves but if you’re using the thin plastic plates, you may want to cut the shape out ahead of time.
Now for the fun part! Grab one of your extra plates and your cereals and pour out a little bit of both.
Hand your child a bottle of glue, or add a little to their Christmas tree if they’re still learning to work with a glue bottle, and get decorating!
This is not only a fun craft for your little ones to make this Christmas, but it is also a fantastic fine motor work out as they’ll be pinching and picking up the cereal, as well as a great sensory experience!
Not to mention the fact that when you’re all done, your art work is going to smell great!
Now, your child could obviously just drop the Fruity Pebbles onto their tree as we did, or they could try separating out some of the colors and adding the cereal pieces in patterns if they want.
When they’re all done adding the cereal, carefully pick up the tree and tip it up so that the excess cereal falls off and set it aside to dry. Finish it off with a hole punch to the top and a ribbon or string to hang it from and you’ve got yourselves a fun and scented decoration that is perfect for the upcoming holidays!