This beautiful photo, below, caught my eye especially, since the Birch Tree is the state tree of New Hampshire.
|This photo of birch trees in the Fall taken by Laurie Hertzel at the Star Tribune|
inspired this birch tree craft.
NOTE: I had my son create the birch trees on paper that was being held vertically and then place them on a background that was horizontal--this allows you to have the tree trunks touch the edges of the paper if your child puts them on tilted--some other lessons don't allow for this and there's a gap at the bottom edge of the trees. Sorry, no floating trees here!)
Fall Birch Tree Paint Project
- 1 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of white card stock
- 1 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of yellow card stock
- Tempera paints in black, yellow, orange and red
- A plastic hair comb
- A 1" piece of clean sponge
- An old magazine to use as a palette
- Newspapers for your work surface
- Elmer's glue