Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Folded Paper Trees

I received a donation of scrapbook paper from Mrs. Cooper at Webster school.  I've been waiting to be inspired to use it on just the right project - and this is it!  Scrapbook paper Christmas trees! To begin, I cut strips of the scrapbook paper into 1/2 inch by 5 inch strips and then taught third graders how to fold the strips into "links." Then I showed them how to make "chains" out of the links.  Each tree required 13 strips.  We arranged and glued the chains on a 5X7 piece of white paper, and then onto colored construction paper.  This took one art class to complete.

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