Standing Straw Trees for Tu B’Shvat

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

Age: 2-7

Construction Paper
Disposable straws
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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