Straw Painted Christmas Tree Craft

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Straw Painted Christmas Tree Craft

Supplies Needed:

  1. Paints (tempera, acrylic or liquid watercolor)
  2. Paint Brush
  3. Gems
  4. Glue
  5. Glitter (optional)
  6. Straw
  7. Water
  8. scissors
  9. misc. embellishments (such as present stickers, ect..)
  10. Yellow construction paper
  11. Canvas panel or (illustration board, poster board, card stock, watercolor paper or even just standard paper)

Directions:

    1. Thin your paints down with water until it is really soupy
    2. Once thinned down drip paint on your canvas
    3. Let the kids spread the paint around by blowing thru the straw
    4. If you want glitter sprinkle it on now while the paint is still wet
    5. Once it is dry then you can add your ornaments by having the kids dip their fingers into different colored paints and dabbing them randomly on the tree
    6. Glue on your gems randomly for some extra sparkle
    7. Cut out a star from your yellow construction paper or card stock
    8. Glue on some cutout presents or stickers


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