Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Toilet Paper Tube Apple Tree

Emily’s Apple Tree

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With back to school just around the corner and the weather getting a little cooler and back to school time I can’t help but think about fall and everything APPLES!! 

This was a fun project that used up some of the toilet paper tubes and paper towel rolls that I have been hoarding for a while.  I did this with our Art Group and all of the girls seemed to enjoy working on this project.

Before we got started, I cut slits on both sides of the top of the toilet paper tube and cut out a cloud shape from a piece of poster board.

IMG_5050 First, Emily used brown paint to sponge paint the toilet paper tube brown for the truck of the tree.

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Next, she sponge painted both sides of the cloud shape poster board green for the leaves of the tree.

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Finally, after all the paint was dry she scrunched up pieces of red streamers into little balls and glued them onto the green leaves for the apples on the tree.

   I helped her slide the top of the tree into the slits in the toilet paper tube to make the Apple Tree.

3 comments:

Christy said...

Cute. We are thinking apples too!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have been thinking about apples too.

Michelle Willow said...

Your tp roll apple tree is added to: http://www.squidoo.com/reusepaperroll Love it! ;)

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