Inside: Directions for making beautiful tissue trees for Christmas.
We just finished creating some beautiful tissue Christmas trees. They’re in the gym right now as part of the decorations for our concert tomorrow.
I found the idea from Jill at Mrs. T’s First Grade Class.
While it was definitely an easy project, be sure to allow yourself two-days for all the drying time that’s needed.
Tissue Trees Directions:
1. I cut tissue paper into squares (they weren’t exact).
2. I gave the kids white glue bottles and a letter-sized piece of paper and told them to cover it in glue.
3. They layered on their tissue paper.
4. We let it dry over night and the next day I cut their paper into triangles and rectangles.
5. They painted the sky with watered down blue tempera paint (on 11 x 14 paper).
6. Once the paint was dry they glued on their trees (we talked a bit about perspective beforehand).
7. Last step was gluing on the little dots of snow (paper circles from the office hole puncher).
Easy for Grade one students!
And here’s what I heard as we were finishing up: “Mrs. Leyne, you do the coolest art! Way better than kindergarten.”
Haha! Pretty funny since I happen to know the kindergarten teachers have fabulous art projects 🙂
Have a great week!