Friday, 14 December 2012

Make your own Tea Tree!

 Boo and E have lots of Aunts all of whom love tea, so in order that he can make them each a present (without it costing an arm and a leg!) we came up with a tea tree easy enough for a toddler to make!

What you need: Bendy Straws, Air dry clay (or playdoh), individually wrapped tea bags, sticky tape and ribbon or pipe cleaners to decorate.

Stick the straws into the clay, and then bend the tops over at angles to look like branches.

Then use the sticky tape to attach the tea bags to the 'branches'.

Next you need to decorate the tree, as our clay hadn't dried we used a glittery pipe cleaner to secure the tree trunk and E has added a foam shape at the base! Our plan is to paint the base when it is dry and Boo will write the recipients name on the base. If you are a little more patient than my children, you could always decorate the straws or wrap them in tin foil to give them an ultra Christmassy feel!

“This blog post is an entry into the Tots100/Experience Days Christmas Craft Competition”


  1. What a lovely idea! I'm a tea monster, and I'd love one of them!