Pine Branches


Pine trees are different from other trees because the pine branches have needles instead of leaves.

Supplies Needed

  • One 9″ x 12″ piece of blue or green construction for the background
  • Strip of brown paper
  • Various shades of green construction paper for the pine tree branches (Painted paper is great for this project)
  • Scissors
  • Glue sponges
  • Watered down brown paint or brown liquid watercolor in a spray bottle
  • Paintbrushes and/or painting tools


1. Select one light green and one dark green piece of painted construction paper. If you do not have painted paper use light and dark green paper.

Want to know how to create fun, process oriented painted paper? Check out this post HERE

2. Cut the paper into thin, short strips and one long brown strip to create the main branch.

3. Gently tap each green strip onto the glue sponge and place it onto the background paper.

I suggest to overlap different shades of green needles off of the main branch as children glue down each piece.

4. Once the needles are all glued in place, lightly spray the project with brown liquid watercolors and let dry.

Keep on Creating!


  • Sara’s Art House

    November 18, 2020 at 8:31 am

    I love this project so much! Perfect for November and so nature-y!!

  • Heather

    October 26, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful–what kind of spray bottle do you use for the liquid watercolor? Would like to try silver for the holidays…

    1. Laura

      October 31, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      I just used an recycled spray bottle.

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