I am so excited to share today's project with you! I thought of it just a couple days ago and hoped it would work. And it did!
I made my own this morning and as soon as I glued the first "branch" on, I was excited! It turned out better than I imagined! Even without leaves it looks cool.
But the tissue-paper leaves give it that extra somethin'.
Once mine was done, it was time for the kids to get to work. We used blue and light green (just for fun) construction paper for our background. The first thing they glued on was a big pretzel stick for the trunk. They ran glue all along one side of the pretzel.
Then they glued on small pretzel sticks for the branches. For smaller branches, they easily snapped the pretzel sticks in half.
They kept adding branches until they were happy with their tree. Check out these amazing trees!
Then the kids headed over to another table to put on the leaves. They just scrunched up tissue paper squares, dipped them in glue and stuck them on their tree! Or they glued them to the bottom of the paper to represent fallen leaves.
We had some beautiful fall trees!
I hung them up with the words, "Welcome Autumn!"
I just love them!! And although I'm not a huge fan of pretzels, they actually smelled good so we had them as a snack later!