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In this simple project, carboard from a cereal box and a toilet paper tube are turned into a cute free-standing tree that is great to use as an Arbor Day decoration. You can make a cherry tree for President's Day. Or you can add some tiny paper apples to make an apple tree for Johnny Appleseed's birthday.


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Supplies needed:
  • Green cardstock or cardboard from a cereal box (or other stiff paper)
  • A tube from a roll of toilet paper
  • Green paint
  • Brush
  • Scissors
  • Optional: red paper circles and glue, glitter, markers, tiny pom-pom spheres, etc.
cut tube Make the tree trunk: Cut two 1/2 inch slits in the tube, one on each side (this is where you will insert the paper treetop).
tree template
Tree Template
Using stiff green cardstock (or thin cardboard from a cereal box), cut out a large treetop. For a tree template, click here.
green treetop If you used non-green cardboard, paint the treetop green. Let it dry.
When the paint is dry, add decorations to the tree if you like. And don't forget to sign it.

To turn your tree into a fruit tree, paint fruit on it or cut out small colored paper circles and glue them onto the treetop. You can draw some red dots to make a cherry tree for President's Day. Or you can add some tiny paper apples to make an apple tree for Johnny Appleseed's birthday.

Insert the tree into the slits in the tube. You now have your own free-standing tree to help you celebrate Arbor Day.

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