We recently read a wonderful book by Eric Carle called Dream Snow. It is a wonderful story about a farmer who takes good care of his precious animals during the winter.
One of our favorite parts of the story is on the last page, when the farmer decorates a tree. There is a button to push in the book and it makes the sweetest twinkling sound and the lights on the tree flash. We decided to make our own tree!
The project took us a few days to complete. First we had to do the painting and wait for it to dry. Then we had to make sure the paper was flat, so we stacked some heavy books on top of it for a few days. Next we had to cut out the tree, designed by Mrs. Anderson!
We glued the tree to the background paper.
We added pom poms for ornaments and aluminum foil for tinsel.
They turned out just beautiful!