Winter Craft: Negative Space Christmas Lights

By November 23, 2016Parkland Players

This holiday season, try this fun craft to decorate your house. It is great for children to practice fine motor and creative art skills. Here’s what you will need to do!


  • Cardstock paper
  • Scissors and a pencil
  • Cotton balls
  • Coloured chalk
  • Black construction paper
  • Silver maker


  1. Have children do the following
  2. Fold a thin piece of cardstock paper in half and draw half a lightbulb shape (kind of like an egg)
  3. The half a shape should be against the folded side like the image below.
  4. Have children cut this out. This will be their stencil.
  5. Next, have children draw the string for the light bulbs using silver marker (if you don’t have silver marker white pencil crayon works as well)
  6. Place the stencil on top of the bases of the string of lights and outline with a piece of coloured chalk.
  7. Hold the stencil in place and brush the chalk away with a cotton ball.
  8. Repeat this for each spot on the string of lights for a bulb.




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