Thursday, October 20, 2011

Papier Mache Tree Nearing Completion

The tree is nearly completed and moving day is Saturday to go to it's new location.

The tree is nearly nine feet tall and varies in width but probably averaging about 28 in. diameter for the main trunk.  I made about seven branches that will be suspended from the ceiling and leaves and moss will help fill in.  The decorating will begin on Saturday to be completed in the next few days.  Hopefully, next Friday I will have pictures of the completed job!
Can't wait!


I let the students "carved" their names on the tree.  They thought that was so much fun.

 Tomorrow all of my students are beginning their papier mache pumpkins starting from a balloon.  I have instructions on my previous post. 


See my previous post on how to make papier mache pumpkins. 
Quick and easy! 

Painted Not Really Carved




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17 comments:

  1. I love the initials!!! That is a great touch!

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  2. Oh, yes! The kids loved putting their initials on the tree. They even fussed at each other if they did not style the letter like it was cut in wood. I went back in and added shadows to make them look deep. They stood in line to get their space at the tree. I loved seeing their enthusiasm for the project.

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  3. Looking good! Must be fun being around all those kids!

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  4. Love the tree and you and your students must be having fun ~ looking forward to the final creation. ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  5. Your TREE is soooooo great and I love the carved initials on it. Happy PPF!

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  6. WOW! That's looking awesome...love the initials carved into it!

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  7. Wow! That's a huge project! Looks great! :)

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  8. The tree is huge! What a fun project and I like all the initials carved into it.

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  9. This is AMAZING!
    The initials do look really carved and not painted! Awesome!

    Interested in buying my art?

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  10. Very cool and the initials are a fun addition!

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  11. Oh wow this is awesome. Happy PPF, x

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  12. Wow! (The initials are great!)

    I also love your pumpkin in the post below! When I was in middle school I made a "pollo" pinata for spanish class using the same method... It might be time to give it another try!

    I've never seen homemade candy corn - how cool :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  13. Wow! Now that's quite a project - it looks amazing!

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  14. oh very cool. What a huge project!!!

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  15. This is wonderful! Your students (and you, too) must have had a ball making this tree. I love the initials carved in the trunk, what a brilliant touch.

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  16. How incredible! You are going to change these kids--you're going to be that special teacher they remember. :) Awesome.

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  17. I love this tree! The children must being loving this!!

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