Mixed Media Christmas Trees


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.

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