Paper Bag Tree
- brown paper lunch bag
- tissue paper in fall colors brown, red, orange, yellow
- Open the paper bag so that it can stand by itself. Carefully hold the bottom of the bag and twist just above the seam/fold several times.
- Use scissors to cut strips from the top of the bag down to the twisted section.
- Gather three strips at a time and twist together to form the branches. Continue twisting three strips until you run out of strips to twist. If you end up with an uneven amount, twist four together or two together at the end.
- Tear or cut small pieces of colorful tissue paper and glue a few on here and there as leaves for the branches.
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Apparently there are multiple ways to do this craft – at Hebrew school and at story time, my daughter did it in two different ways. (The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the Birthday of the Trees, is on January 26 this year.)
My kinders made this today and they turned out so adorably! Thanks so much for posting this!! :)
Amanda Formaro says
how cute Melissa, the kids did a fabulous job!!
We made them!! My youngest really took to the technique – it was right up her alley.
My 2nd and 3rd graders are studying plants this fall, and this will be a great project for them. Thanks for sharing.
This is such a brilliant idea, I'm gonna make some too! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
June Scott says
For kids? Well, I guess I'm a kid at heart! I think this would look great tucked in amongst the pumpkins on my fall mantel! Thanks for sharing!
* The Design Confidential says
i love this! so adorable, yahoo!