He plants trees to benefit another generation.
We have crafted a few trees here on LCL. Mostly handprint trees with tissue paper flowers or fingerprints ( 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 ), a paper roll apple tree, and a coconut tree. However, we hadn’t crafted a regular old tree. (To make printable crafts more earth-friendly, use recycled cardstock paper and be sure to recycle the leftover bits after you finish cutting!)
These trees are not only fun to celebrate Earth Day, but they are also great to use in collages. You could make a forest scene with mini-owls, bears, and squirrels. The possibilities are endless!
Lorelai took her time painting the tree tops. She mixed three different shades of green (one metallic) and did a variety of painting techniques. She used sponge brushes, round brushes, and more. She blended a bit, dabbed, swirled. We talked about color and texture, and how the sponge brush made little dots that looked like leaves.
For now, our trees are hanging on our clotheline craft display, but we might just make a collage soon. I hope you are able to get some use out of them!
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