First and second graders created these trees. First, they decorated a 9 x 12 white sulphite paper with line designs in oil pastels. All colors were allowed. A green watercolor wash was painted over the entire design. After these dried, students traced a Christmas tree pattern on the back, and cut it out. Next, students drew a wavy line across a 9 x 6 white paper, and cut on the line. This paper represented snow on the ground, and was glued on to the bottom of a blue 9 x 12 background paper. The cut out tree was then glued on this, as well as a brown construction paper trunk. Some students added ornaments to the tree with scrap
s of colored paper. Lastly, snow was added with white tempera and Q tips.