Trees can either be a real pine, fir, or spruce. Today we have artificial trees that look like the real thing. They are usually made out of plastic. In the 1800’s people made artificial trees out of dyed feathers. Also in the 1960’s it was popular in the United States to have an aluminum tree.
Before the use of artificial trees, people put up theirs close to Christmas day. Some would wait until Christmas Eve, others put up the tree about a week or two earlier.
According to Wikipedia in the past Christmas trees were decorated with food such as apples and nuts. Today decorations vary widely. We use strings of lights, Christmas balls, and other ornaments. On the top of the tree you might find a star or angel.
So now that you have some facts about trees. It is time to get crafting The pictures will take you to the craft pages.
Christmas tree crafts will keep your kids entertained this holiday season. Make several to decorate your house and give as gifts. I bet your children can’t wait to get started. (They are also probably excited to see what Santa had left them under the tree).