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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Apple Tree Collage (Made from Recyclables)

Apple Tree Collage


At the homeschool co-op meet-up yesterday, we made an apple tree collage from recyclables. I thought it was such a great idea to use different types of materials to create the collage; due to the different qualities of the materials used, the end result was a three dimensional-ish collage.

Materials needed:
  • 1 cereal box or any cardboard cut out from paper boxes (not smaller than a cereal box)
  • 1 cardboard roll
  • green fabric or green paper scraps
  • 1 angbao or red packet
  • glue
  • scissors
  • craft puncher with apple cutouts (optional)

Steps:
  1. Open up the cereal box and cut out the front or the back of the box, i.e. the biggest side of the box.

  2. Cut the cardboard roll into halves, lengthwise.

  3. Glue the cardboard roll onto the cereal box cardboard to make the tree trunk. (See photo above)

  4. Cut the fabric or paper into smallish pieces. There is no hard and fast rule to the size.

  5. Apply glue to the area above the "tree trunk", scrunch each piece of fabric or paper and stick them onto the area with glue. Continue gluing and sticking the green fabric/paper until you are satisfied with how the canopy of the apple tree looks.

  6. Use a craft puncher to punch out red apples from the angbao or draw and cut apple or round shapes from the angbao. Apple glue and stick them randomly on the canopy of the tree.

  7. Apple tree collage is completed! You can display it or use it as a prop for storytelling!

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