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Our 'evergrowing' - Recycling Tree

For those who missed, please view 'Recycling tree activity'

Our Recycling tree has won much appreciation since last October '12, from the time we all started constructing and nurturing it. It occupies the corner of our art center where one finds something new happening always! It could be easily moved along with us as we shifted our art center to a new location!
The children insisted that we have to find the right corner for our tree as soon as we moved in. It was quite easy to carry the whole thing and place it, with a little sticky tape/ double sided tape, to keep its branches in place. We also added a few more branches to accommodate more stuff. It is wonderful to notice new branches every  now and then :)

It is 'evergrowing' and LOVED by all of us!!!

Here is how it looks nowadays :)

Enjoy a lovely spring weekend!


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