Painted Paper Circle Trees

Fall is my FaVoRiTe time of the year! 
 Here is a simple yet fun project to
create with your students.
stylized rees
First, have your students create beautiful painted paper and let dry.
Check out this blog post for making painted paper.
 I threw in some glitter paint to add a little bit of sparkle.
Next, comes creating the large circle for the tree top. 
In my school, we are really trying to reinforce math concepts, so if I can use geometric shapes in projects I am all about it.
 I have a zillion of circle stencils, various sizes to help the little ones refine creating their shapes.


After the circle is drawn on the back side of the paper, they cut out the circle, and start adding the branches with previously painted paper. 


We look at how trees have trunks that start at the bottom touching the ground and eventually become thin branches in the air.



Our trees are more Stylized not having to be realistically shaped. 
The kiddos love adding smaller branches to larger branches to complete the look.

various circles templates
tempera paint for painted paper
construction paper

Enjoy the beauty of fall!



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    October 29, 2014 at 3:23 am

    I've re entry been seriously crushing on this style of trees. I've pinned about a zillion of them on my lesson ideas boards. But I haven't actually translated them into a lesson, since I have limited contact with students these days. But I LOVE what you did, and sooner or later I'm going to shamelessly steal your lesson! Love!

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    October 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I love these trees! The kids really learn about branching techniques too. Line and Shape a win- win! 🙂

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    November 1, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    These are amazing! I'm going to borrow this idea for sure. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    December 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I love stylized art! Even with simple lines every one can see that those are trees! Very nice!

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