Spring Trees

I’m often curious what my girls think of each season. Even more so, I’ve wondered how many details they observe and notice. So, I decided to turn it into a craft project for their entire class. Buttons are always a good starting place. Stella’s kindergarten class was sure that the trees this time of year are all very pink, purple, white, and green, it being spring and all.

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First, I traced their arms and hands. The students agreed the outlines make perfect tree trunks with branches for spring blossoms.

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All 16 of them took a wee bit of time to cut out.

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Each child’s interpretation of spring blossoms on a tree was unique. And obviously they’d noticed that some of the blossoms are set free by the wind.

  1. Deborah McKissic says:

    These are so sweet! I like the button idea..my granddaughter, and grandson, love to play with my button jar and all the buttons inside. My daughter made me a similiar art piece…she traced my grandchildren’s hands onto brown paper..and then attached them to a small canvas that they painted blue and white..to look like the sky..then attached the hand prints and cut out small pieces of pink tissue paper which my grandchildren twisted to look like blossoms on a cherry tree and glued to their hand trees…I have that artwork on my desk by my computer..it reminds me of spring and is the favorite thing on my desk..and, now..another granddaughter…born last Oct., will have to add her little hand to my artwork! It is so nice that you do projects with your daughters class! I used to teach sunday school and my favorite part was the crafting!

  2. Gail says:

    What a great idea! My daughter is getting her teaching credential to become an elementary school teacher and I will keep this idea for her to use. Thanks Megan, Oh, my daughter is a Meghann, too!

  3. Rebecca Taylor says:

    That’s a great idea!
    I help teach in the preschool room on Sunday’s often and this would be a great craft for them to try. Thank you for the idea!

  4. Corri says:

    What a great idea! I will definitely be doing this with my 7 year old daughter!

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