Festive Trees


Do you have lots of fun craft supplies that are just sitting around in boxes? Our Art room has been donated lots of items that are perfect for creating. We have set up a little makers box this month. Using donated items and scrap papers, students are creating delightful festive trees for the winter. 

Supplies needed:



Start with previously painted tagboard cut into 1/2″ strips.

img_1466(Use a manilla folder if tagboard is not available.)


Glue down in a stair-step fashion.



Next, add the trunk …




Add details to create a festive tree.

Some items that were added were scraps of painted paper cut into shapes and then sparkles were added. Use tacky glue to really hold the sequins down on the paper.



To add some extra color, use a flat paintbrush and dry brush the background paper with tempera paint.




add a second color for more visual interest




Want to get into a festive spirit? 

Make a delightful Festive Tree today!

Keep on creating

Laura 🙂

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  • Reply
    Terri Paulson-Sasaki
    December 6, 2016 at 8:14 am

    These are so cute, I need to make these

  • Reply
    Suzanne Fox
    December 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    How do you handle the distribution of the sequins? I have a hard time with students taking way too many and leaving very little for other students. Thanks!

    • Reply
      December 6, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      I write on the board “Use 7-9 sequins” and explain that we leave some for others. 🙂

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