Seeing Tree’s Christmas transformation and hearing the chime (which I am sure is the exact sound of snow falling on Tree’s branches) never fails to reacquaint me with the feeling of awe and wonder that Christmas brings. Encourage your young reader to create a Tree of their own with odds and ends from your collection of art supplies. We used many of the same supplies that decorate our Brown Paper Gingerbread Baby. Don’t forget the snow!
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Items to crate Tree decorations – foil, pom poms, sequins, beads, colored paper and hole punch, ribbon, etc.
How We Did It
Using crayons draw a tree on the construction paper. Although Eric Carle created a deciduous tree, your young reader may prefer to draw an evergreen.
Add decorations by gluing on the treasures from your art supplies. We drew inspiration from Tree in Dream Snow and cut pieces of foil and “scrunched” them before gluing to add to our Tree.
Add snow by gluing cotton balls under the tree to complete the picture.
Why We Like This Activity
- Encourages imagination and creativity
- Encourages development of fine motor skills
- A fun work of art to display and add even more Christmas cheer to your house.