Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pretzel-Stick Trees

I am so excited to share today's project with you! I thought of it just a couple days ago and hoped it would work. And it did!
I made my own this morning and as soon as I glued the first "branch" on, I was excited! It turned out better than I imagined! Even without leaves it looks cool.
But the tissue-paper leaves give it that extra somethin'.
Once mine was done, it was time for the kids to get to work. We used blue and light green (just for fun) construction paper for our background. The first thing they glued on was a big pretzel stick for the trunk. They ran glue all along one side of the pretzel.
Then they glued on small pretzel sticks for the branches. For smaller branches, they easily snapped the pretzel sticks in half.
They kept adding branches until they were happy with their tree. Check out these amazing trees!

Then the kids headed over to another table to put on the leaves. They just scrunched up tissue paper squares, dipped them in glue and stuck them on their tree! Or they glued them to the bottom of the paper to represent fallen leaves.
We had some beautiful fall trees!


I hung them up with the words, "Welcome Autumn!"
I just love them!! And although I'm not a huge fan of pretzels, they actually smelled good so we had them as a snack later!

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12 comments:

Carrie said...

What an adorable idea!! I love it!!

Sarah said...

Love the one with just the two huge branches! Cute idea!

Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

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Sandy Adams said...

I love this idea! Very nice.

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

These are adorable Besty!! I saw them on Pinterest and was super excited to see that they came from you! You are so creative!!

Donna said...

These are really great. Cute idea for a fall project. Thais for sharing!

Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

This is great! My son is a pretzel fiend, not sure he would glue his tasty snack down! LOL
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Enchanted Homeschooling Mom said...

What a cute project! I am your newest follwer and would love to have you link you to my Enchated Thursdays Blog Hop!

Cristi ~ Candy Girl said...

I love this!

Amber said...

Snack meets art! What a perfect place for kids to explore. Love this project.

Carrie said...

I so love this idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Sara Ella said...

I love this! Featured it on my Blog today @ http://saraella.com/2013/10/fall-projects-for-kids-make-fall-book.html. Come on over and link up :)