Friday, September 23, 2011

Dotty Apple Tree Craft

Yesterday the kids received a gift wrapped in bright green tissue paper, and I was inspired to do another take on last year's apple tree craft.
{Apple Tree by Mia, Age 4}

  • paper (or printable tree template) 
  • red Bingo marker (crayon/marker/paint would also work) 
  • green tissue paper/crepe paper (or construction paper) 
  • brown crayon (or colored pencil or marker) 
  • scissors 
  • glue 
  • green crayon (optional) 
  • foam paintbrush (optional)  

  1. Draw a tree or use a printable template if you prefer. Mia wanted me to trace her hand and forearm with brown crayon to make the tree trunk and branches. 
  2. Color in tree trunk and branches using a brown crayon.
  3. Cut or tear small pieces of green tissue paper, crepe paper, or construction paper.
  4. Glue green paper pieces onto the paper to make the tree's leaves. (We used a foam paintbrush and very slightly watered down Elmer's glue.)
  5. After glue is dry, use a red Bingo marker (Ours is from Dollar Tree.) to make apples on the tree.
  6. Mia finished her project by making grass with green crayon. You could also use your green paper pieces or cut fringe along one long rectangle of paper and glue down.

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