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Recycling tree activity - Nature tree

Lots has been added and the tree looks happy with so much happening on it! Sharing a few steps that might help in creating one for a classroom or home school activity.

I got this huge cardboard box when I purchased a bookshelf and was struck by this idea since then!!!

It is simple to cut out the shape after drawing the tree trunk and the branches. Take care while cutting the narrow portions or use sticky tape to bind the accidentally cut portions and secure them in place.

Since I wanted it in the corner of the room I let the bottom portion remain folded to support the whole thing.

Stick the tips of the branches with a double sided tape to keep them in place.

It was funny to find the spiders move from the soft board on to the tree so quickly!!!

:)) And now we do not want to part with it!!!! This is how it looks today! Gorgeous isn't it!

Enjoy creating!


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