Paper Bag Tree Handout

Materials: Brown paper bags (lunch size or larger), scissors, glue, colored tissue paper or colored construction paper, colored pencils

Step 1 Fold Paper bag so it is flat and easy to cut.

Step 2: Cut paper bag into half-inch- wide strips. Start at the opening and cut halfway down the bag.

Step 2: Open bag and stand it up.

Step 3: Hold base of bag with one hand and twist the middle of bag to create the trunk of the tree.

Step 4: Twist the bag strips together in twos to create branches.

Step 5: Tear colored paper or tissue paper into tiny pieces and glue them all over the branches of the tree. Or hang triangular white paper icicles for a winter scene. Used colored pencil for making bark lines and leaf lines.

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