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December 18, 2012

Christmas Tree Scene

We are back to Christmas Tree Art again...This time I was inspired by the lovely Pam's Drawing Board with her beautiful Stained Glass Trees. Please hop over to check them out. They are incredible!!
I modified our artwork a bit to work for my children and instead of using multi colors of tissue paper, we stuck with different shades of green. We started by covering half of a sheet of cardstock paper with glue and squares of tissue paper, using varying shades of green.
Isn't that the cutest little hand you ever saw?! I helped my toddler add the glue to her paper and she enjoyed putting the tissue paper on herself.

After the sheet is completely covered in tissue paper squares, let it dry completely.

Once dry, turn the paper over and use a ruler to help draw three triangles on the back. My Kindergartner and 2nd Grader were able to complete this step on their own with a little assistance. Then cut out your triangles.

To make the background for our artwork, we all cut snow hills out of white cardstock paper and glued them on to a blue sheet of paper. Then we were able to glue the triangle trees on top of the hills.

To finish our artwork, we cut brown tree trunks out of paper and glued them to our trees, and then used white hole punched circles as snow (such a fantastic idea from Pams Drawing Board). Below is Andrew's artwork pictured (2nd grade). They all turned out so festive and beautiful!
Below is Luke's artwork (Kindergarten).

And here is Lila's completed project (age 2). I cut out all the pieces for her but she glued them down on the paper where she wanted. For the snow, I added glue dots all over the page and she was in charge of putting a snowflake on each glue dot. I love how the project is versatile for so many different ages and how beautiful and unique they all turned out.



Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the stained glass trees from Pam's Drawing Board as well, but probably won't have time to do them with my class this year. Your variation is wonderful! They all are so beautiful!

Nicole from Mudpies and Sunshine said... Best Blogger Tips

Me too, I love those stained glass trees and I think even commented on her post. This is such a clever adaptation and as Betsy said, they are all so beautiful. You have inspired me to try and come up with my own. Thanks for sharing!