Here's a super simple and very artsy fall apple tree project to do with the little ones, or have fun making some yourself! The fun thing about this project is that the more imperfect the better! I think a bunch of these paper bag fall trees would look great lined up down the center of a table or on a display shelf. And you can certainly fill your tree with colorful leaves or something more abstract like pieces of tissue paper.
I can't take credit for this project, I was inspired to make it from a feature on Craft Schooling Sunday! When I saw this brilliant paper bag fall tree from Crafts By Amanda I knew it was a project that I would make. Of course I changed it just a bit and fortunately I have a stack of paper bags that I brought back from the US and that together with some red paper and a little glue is all you need!
- 2 paper lunch bags
- red paper
On one bag, cut 3/4" strips vertically from the opening down about half way, or just a bit more. Open the bag such that the bottom serves as a base. At this point I'd suggest putting some weights in the bag, like a rock or two. Twist the whole mid section of the bag to for the trunk and then twist together three strips to form the branches. I wanted a few more branches for my tree, so I took the second bag, cut off the bottom and cut more strips which I then twisted together. Insert the additional branches into the middle of the bag.
If desired, draw apples on red paper and cut them out and glue. If you're feeling like adding to the project, take the bottom of the bag that you cut off, and pretend it's an apple crate. Fill it with something like crumpled newspaper and then cover that with lots of apples. Enjoy!