Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Creating A Christmas Tree…

Stage 1


My Little Learners have had so much fun this past week making mini Christmas trees.

Helping each other

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They decorate our room perfectly even when unpainted and not yet decorated. 
I am thrilled with the results. 
Take a look…


First each child selected a substantially thick magazine. 
ie Australian Women's Weekly, Top Gear, which incidentally the boys loved!

Steps to Success

To begin simply fold the top right corner of a single page in towards the centre to form a triangle and make a firm crease as below.

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Next take the newly formed right corner and bring it across to the middle of the magazine ensuring the hypotenuse is now straight along the magazines centre.  The page should still be completely attached yet hanging off at the bottom due to the folding as in picture below. 
The Little Learners call this move “making a Dads tie”.

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Lastly, fold upward the small section that is hanging off the bottom of the ‘tie’ as shown below. 
Ensure the crease is firm and strong then turn the newly shaped page and start again. 
Continue with all pages including the covers. 
This took my Little Learners approximately 2hours to complete.

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Once completed, stand upright and tape covers together. 
This makes the folded pages fan out slightly and form a Christmas tree shape.

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Now the trees are ready to spray paint with green paint. 


Pop back tomorrow to see the spray painted trees,
the star and decorations that really finish the activity beautifully.

I hope you are inspired to have a go.

Happy Tuesday!
Mrs Stowe Smile


Karrine Beasley said...

What an excellent idea! I love it. I actually want to try and make one of these for myself :) xx

Barbara said...

That's pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing the results:)

Nilangi said...

lovely craft. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Stowe said...

Have just posted the finished trees. I'm happy with the results and the Little Learners loved decorating their tree. :)

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