Here's an artful blooming tree craft that's great for all ages, and really quite simple. Surprise, this is how we used our pastel circles from my post about drawing with pastels, yesterday. Honestly I'm just so happy with the results, these trees just make everyone smile!
I'm not altogether sure how we'll display them just yet, but with Tu B'Shevat coming up on the night of Feb. 7th, I'm really happy to have started with the tree-themed crafting!
And aren't these birds that my six year old drew just the cutest? I really think they're such a great addition to our project. Of course you could add fruit or even houses or just about anything to your project or leave the tree trunks bare, that looks great too. Have fun with this one!
- oil pastels
- black paper
- a glue stick
- some stronger glue or tape
Draw lots of colorful concentric circles on black paper. Cut out the circles and glue them to a circular piece of cardboard. (We recycled a sleeve from some store bought pizzas that has two round pieces, yippee!)
Cut out a trunk from cardboard and glue or tape to the back of the tree top. Embellish the trunk with drawings of animals or fruit, hang, or make easel backs to make standing trees if you're cardboard is thick enough! Enjoy.
Oh and by the way, you can find tons of ideas for Tu B'Shevat crafts in the archives.