Monday, November 29, 2010

3-D Evergreen Trees

This project works great for grades 2-6.  First of all, we discuss the shape of an evergreen tree in it's 2-D form (if we were drawing it).  Then we discuss the 3-D form of a triangle...the cone.  Next, I demonstrate how to make a cone out of green construction paper, make 'fringe' on the edges to resemble pine needles, and stack cones in various sizes to make the tree taller.   Lastly, I make a mixture of white paint, glue, and water and let the kids splatter some snow and glitter on top of their trees.

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