Today I have a craft for you in honor of National Arbor Day, which is on Friday, April 28th this year. We are going to be making tissue paper trees! Young children can practice their fine motor skills with crumpling up the tissue and gluing, while older kids can flex their creativity skills by playing around with the shape of the tissue or adding other elements like birds or flowers into their trees.
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Here are the supplies you'll need:
1. Begin by downloading our free printable tree and printing it onto cardstock. You could always freehand draw it too if you are so inclined.
2. Color in the trunk of your tree.
3. Take your green tissue paper and cut strips . Crumple it up into a ball and glue down. Continue this until the top of the tree is filled in.
There you go, easy peasy! You can use this craft to begin a dialogue about how important trees are in our world. Go outside and take a look at the trees in your neighborhood or read a book about trees. The Giving Tree and The Lorax are two great examples.
Download the printable tree here
Download free printable Arbor Day gift tags here