A few weeks ago I was walking around the neighborhood with my husband when I spotted this wonderful dead tree sitting on the curb — it still had the roots!! “Honey, pick up that tree for me.” My husband grimaced. He knew all too well – another art project!
Trees are one of my favorite art forms! Here is how I took a dead tree and had the children transform it into a Fairy Tree. (It was a part of my recycling unit – we recycled a dead tree!! LOL!)
I put our Fairy Tree into our Living Dollhouse. It is so sweet. . .
The roots made a wonderful place for the fairies to set-up their home!
HOW TO MAKE THE FAIRY TREE:
First, I put out three or four colors of paint and let the children paint the tree. We let some of the wood remain bare.
I love the gentle strokes of color.
Second, I gave the children squares of tissue paper and tracers to cut out leaves.
Attach the leaves with a touch of a glue stick and pinch it to a limb.
Let the magic begin!