Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Construction Paper Pine Trees

I am reposting this project from last year.  If you are like are swamped with demands for backdrops, hallway decor, holiday programs, and much more!!!!  I do this project every year because I just LOVE the results and I know that you will too.

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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