May 01, 2012

Our Fairy Tree

A few weeks ago I was walking around the neighborhood with my husband when I spotted this wonderful dead tree sitting on the curb -- it still had the roots!!  "Honey, pick up that tree for me."  My husband grimaced.  He knew all too well - another art project!

Trees are one of my favorite art forms!  Here is how I took a dead tree and had the children transform it into a Fairy Tree.  (It was a part of my recycling unit - we recycled a dead tree!! LOL!)

 I put our Fairy Tree into our Living Dollhouse.  It is so sweet. . .

The roots made a wonderful place for the fairies to set-up their home!

HOW TO MAKE THE FAIRY TREE:

 First, I put out three or four colors of paint and let the children paint the tree.  We let some of the wood remain bare.

 I love the gentle strokes of color.



 Second, I gave the children squares of tissue paper and tracers to cut out leaves.
Attach the leaves with a touch of a glue stick and pinch it to a limb.


Let the magic begin!

12 comments:

  1. Cool - you guys should enter it in the Magic Onions Fairy Garden Competition. http://themagiconions.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/fairy-garden-contest-2012.html

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  2. My girls are going to love this idea. And I have a few misplaced trees in my yard that will make the perfect contribution to this project:)

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  3. Fabulous idea. And your hubby is so sweet! Renee

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  4. I love this...I need so much more time in each day ! :)
    Lyn
    mrsgoffskinders.blogspot.com

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  5. This is beautiful. Thanks for the instructions.

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  6. I love your fairy tree! What a cool idea.

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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  7. That is so awesome and magical/ *S*

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  8. Such a beautiful garden! Love it!

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  9. What a magical tree. I like the idea of transforming it with the paint and the tissue leaves.

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  10. Great ideas. A friend of mine teaches kindergarten in Florida. I will be sharing this idea with her. Lovely.

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