Fairy Tale Forest Trees

 So you have yarn cones but just not sure what to do with them?

Create a forest of trees!


**Yarn cones are cones that the yarn is stored on**


Start with 12″ x 18″ painted paper or decorative paper and trace your kiddos hands on the unpainted side of the paper. 


Cut out all the hands. 

Next, glue the hands down starting at the bottom of the cone, overlapping them and working up.

Lastly, use the extra scraps cut into strips. Curl them around a pencil and glue at the top of the cone.

Create a lovely village to place your trees around.


Also seen in Family Fun Magazine.

  Check out another tree painting project at Alpine Trees

Keep on creating!



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    Mrs. Miner
    December 17, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    These are fantastic! I wonder if it work with cones of cardstock? I have no yarn cones!
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

  • Reply
    December 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Yes, Cardstock would work, just make sure you put your hand inside for support! 🙂

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    Dawn Hartigan
    December 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    this is very cool. I am about to start a session building imaginary habitats and making the creatures to live there. this is a very helpful idea? Have you seen Alice Hudson's A Palace for Wednesday” ? I saw it when I was in San Diego at the Mingei International Museum. http://www.reamesdreams.com/alice.htm

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