Pool Noodles are the secret to making palm trees. I taped two pool noodles together end to end with duct tape. Then I spray painted them brown. Each tree took about 100 lunch size paper sacks. I cut the bottoms off of all of them and then smooshed them down together. I slid the bags onto the pool noodles until I had the whole thing covered. The bottom and top bag got taped onto the pool noodle with masking tape and kinda scrunched around to cover up the tape....
Lists I Live By: Paper Bag Palm Trees
Cute Classroom Inspiration - Cristina Celzo from Bronx, New York
2/11/2012 Tree of Knowldedge: Teach What They Know
I've always liked having a "tree" in my classroom to use for showing the change of seasons and for displaying children's artwork. It always makes for a good "group" project. This is how it looks in Sept., before we do anything to it. It is made of rolled kraft paper (in the mailing supply section of the store), and is velcroed to the wall. The trunk is stuffed with newspaper.
Around mid -October, our tree loses its green leaves and we replace them with fall colored leaves. The kids finger paint again, but this time they pick two fall colors and blend them together. The odd-looking leaves were made by dripping liquid watercolor paint onto diffusing paper. These items came from Discount School Supply.
Teaching The Little People: The Classroom Tree
Love this tree -- must be a way to use in the classroom
MyJuiceCup » Paper Autumn Tree
Outside the Lines: April 2007
The ultimate classroom tree? This is a fantasy child's bedroom but what wonderful classroom ideas it could spark!