"Hang" out with your kids this season while making a whimsical, twirling tree that adds holiday cheer wherever it's hung.
First, saw one of the 36-inch wooden strips (parents only) into 8 pieces, each 1 inch longer than the previous one: start with a 1-inch piece, then a 2-inch piece, and so on until you reach 8 inches.
Saw the second 36-inch strip of wood into a 9-inch piece, a 10-inch piece, an 11-inch piece, and three 1 1/2-inch pieces. The remainder is scrap.
Drill a hole through the center of each wood strip. Paint the three 1 1/2-inch pieces brown and paint all of the other wood strips, including the 12-inch strip, green. Paint the wooden star yellow and let all of the paint dry (about 15 minutes).
Knot one end of the plastic lace, then alternately string on the beads and the wooden strips as shown. Finally, glue the star to the top strip, let it dry, then hang the tree where it can spin freely.