Adorable trees stand up from the page!
The more you think you are making something unique, the more likely it is someone else has the same idea. While I was working on this with one kid, the other was basically creating the exact same project independently, but she was trying to use a rolled up tube of paper as a trunk. Even she had to admit that straws really worked better!
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Standing Straw Trees for Tu B’Shvat
Active: 15 minutes
Drying: 15 minutes+ if using paint or glue
Extras to decorate your trees – pompoms, buttons, crumpled tissue paper
Cut down a disposable straw to your desired height. Snip a small slit on each of 4 sides of one end of the straw. (If your straw has lines on it, use those as a guide). Fold the snipped portion outwards and tape each “leg” down to a piece of paper.
Using construction paper, cut out a tree top. Decorate as you wish.
On the other end of the straw, snip 2 slits on opposite sides. Slide your tree top between the slits and secure with tape.
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