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Tissue Paper Apple Tree October 6, 2010

Filed under: Art Projects — Lizz @ 10:27 am
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This is a really fun ans simple project for kids (and adults) of all ages

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Stuff you will need:

  • cardstock or construction paper
  • brown marker
  • pencil
  • glue in a cup
  • 2 sheets of green tissue paper
  • 1/2 sheet of red tissue paper
  • A covered workspace

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How to do it:

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Step One: use the brown marker (or pencil) to draw out a tree trunk on the cardstock.  Using the pencil, very lightly trace out the top of a tree.  (this is not really visible in the picture, because the pencil marking is so light).  Older children can probably do this step on their own.

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Have your child color in the trunk using the brown marker.

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Step Two: Cut the green tissue paper into squares

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You can see approximately the size of ours.  The size will make a difference as to how puffy your tree is.  Smaller square will make for smaller crumbles, and a flatter tree (probably better for older kids), and bigger squares will result in bigger crumbles and a thick puffy tree (better for younger kids, or those that won’t sit for long).

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Take those squares, one at a time, and crumble them into a ball.

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(Please excuse the pj’s and the crimped post-braid hair)

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Step Three: Take a cup and fill with glue.  I used those cups you find to fill ketchup at fast food restaurants.  I pulled out every other fold to make it easier to fit fingers in there.

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Dip the green crumbles into the glue, and place onto the tree.

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Using the penciled outline as a guide, continue until tree top is covered.

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Step Four: Take the red tissue paper, and cut into squares that are half the size of the green ones.  Follow the same method to crumble and dip in the glue.  Place the red crumbles randomly around within the green crumbles to look like apples.

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Allow time to dry.  Now you have a great looking apple tree, perfect for fridge art!

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(Skylar took this last picture.  She’s a pretty good photographer!)

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Happy Fall!

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Lizz

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3 Responses to “Tissue Paper Apple Tree”

  1. SO CUTE! It reminds me of the tissue paper flower gardens we used to make in elementary school…

  2. Jill Says:

    Love this! It turned out great and my kids would love it.


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