artsy ideas for kids and families

up-cycled abc tree

There is a holiday tree scavenger hunt in my town’s conservation land and the MOMS Club has been asked to decorate a tree.
We come up with the theme of up-cycled ABC’s, inspired by a pin…from recovering craft hoarder.

We collect old cd’s from MOMS Club members and also use old plastic container can tops. We find old origami and scrap paper to cover each circle.

We use the recipe from diy diva to modge pod the paper and letters, cut by a scrapbook machine doohicky, onto the cds. Big K uses the drill to make holes at the top of each cd. I use a hold punch for the plastic covers. We string them with some old yarn.

A group of MOMS and kids meet on the trail to pick the perfect spot to hang our letters.

Town Conservation Commission presents:

The 2nd Annual Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt

What is this you may ask?
The object of the hunt is to find 10 decorated trees, take your photo with each tree and email all photos to the Conservation Commission between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, folks will be entered into a drawing for the GRAND Prize.
All participants (teams or individuals) will receive a certificate of participation

Experience and value: Priceless and Fun
Free family event that everyone can enjoy at their own pace
People are introduced to Open Space
Something fun and unique to promote in Town
Basically a win-win-win


  1. What a fun, creative, and unique activity. LOVE it!! What a fun town you live in. Thanks for linkinkg up to TGIF! Have a GREAT thanksgiving & I will see you next week,
    Beth =-)

  2. What a great idea for getting families to explore the woods!

    Thanks for linking up to the Outdoor Play Party!

  3. This is adorable! I love the christmas tree hunt idea, so fun.
    Thanks for linking up to the outdoor play party.

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