( made by our son when he was 9 )
What do you do with wrapping paper from past Christmas's, Birthdays and other celebrations?
CREATE ART THAT'S WHAT!
Here's a fun and easy GREEN art idea just in time for Christmas!
These two mosaic paper Christmas trees were made by our children when they were 7 and 9.
( made by our daughter when she was 7 )
I love the SUN beaming down on her tree!
This is a fun and easy craft for you and your children to do together on a cozy afternoon. Double the fun and invite some homeschooling pals over for some hot cocoa and a snack!
Salvaged Christmas cards and wrapping paper
- First draw have your child draw the shape of a Christmas Tree onto a piece of construction paper. cut it out and glue it to another piece of construction paper of a contrasting color.
- Cut paper into various shapes and sizes.
- Glue the pieces in any fashion that is pleasing to the eye until the entire tree is filled with paper pieces.
- Notice the different patterns, textures, and colors on your papers as you're working together.
- Don't forget to decorate the top of your tree!
* This paper mosaic technique can be
applied to other types of sketches and drawings as well.
The Solstice Evergreen is on our bookshelf . It's our favorite book on the history of the Christmas Tree from around the world... A fun and informative read as you create your very own paper mosaic Christmas trees together.
PS. Wendy over at Living Creatively with Children posted her paper trees yesterday too. Go take a peak!