By U READY, TEDDY?
mIXED-MEDIA CHRISTMAS TREES
• Cardboard triangle
WHAT YOU NEED?
• Ribbon, string and/or tinsel
• Green paint
• Adhesive gems
• Green paint stick or crayon
STEP 1: CARDBOARD
A grown-up should prepare a large cardboard triangle.
Use scissors to cut small notches along the two long sides of the cardboard triangle.
STEP 2: CUT NOTCHES
STEP 3: COLOR
Color the cardboard triangle with green paint stick or crayon.
STEP 4: PAINT WITH FORK
Use a fork to paint the needle-like texture on the cardboard tree. Let dry.
STEP 5: WRAP STRING
Wrap string, yarn or tinsel around the tree. Use the notches along the side to secure the ends.
STEP 6: ADD GEMS
Use a metallic marker or black marker to draw the ornament hooks.
STEP 7: ADD STAR
Use a foam star sticker or cut out a star + glue to the top.
WANT MORE IDEAS?
Pair with the children's book Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht about how a regular pine tree becomes a Christmas tree. Read while waiting for paint to dry.