This is a winter craft that I love pulling out year after year! It’s so easy to prep and it always turns out cute. So when I had literally half of my class out this week, it was easy for me to switch up my plans for the afternoon to make this winter trees craft!
See how cute they turned out (even if kindergarteners do not yet understand the concept of ‘less is more’ when it comes to paint.)?
* White triangles (not pictured. I just made a full-page triangle in powerpoint using the shapes tool and printed it out. If you need a template, grab it here).
*Blue construction paper 9×12
*Small brown construction paper rectangles
*Green tissue paper
Students started by covering the white triangles with tissue paper. I told them it was all right if it went out a little because we would cut the triangles out. I used a mix of different greens for this.
We usually use glue sponges in my classroom, but we keep glue sticks on hand for projects like this. This would definitely not go well with a glue sponge!
Then, students cut out their trees.
They glued the trunk on the bottom of the tree.
Then, they glued the entire tree on a blue piece of construction paper.
Last, they used a cotton swab to dot white paint as snow.
When I looked back at pictures from last year, I realized I also had them tear white paper for snow on the ground. I also had them draw their own triangles to cut out. You could do it either way and I think its still cute:
The finished winter trees craft:
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