Title of Artwork: Free Standing Christmas Tree
Artist: Janette Thomas
Print version: Yes
Lesson video: No
Age Appropriate: 6+
Materials required:
  1. Art or favourite craft paper.
  2. Scissors.
  3. Download template from the "Downloads" page.
  4. FLIPTEZ, Jungle Theme Pack or two green FLIPTEZ from Starter Pack.
  5. Glue pen or spray adhesive.
  6. Shimmer.
  7. Red sequins.
  8. Sticky tape.
  9. Ruler.
  10. Pencil.
  11. ZIP brush.
  12. Angel hair.
Assemble Materials
Step 1: Assemble Materials
  1. Place work sheet over craft area.
  2. Assemble all materials.
Trace and Cut out Trees
Step 2: Trace and Cut out Trees
  1. Use sticky tape to hold templates in place if you are hesiatant simply to place them on art paper and cut. Note: Make sure to use small (even manicure ) sharp scissors.
Cut Trees
Step 3: Cut Trees
  1. Place ruler length wise along the first tree.
  2. Measure half way up from the bottom.
  3. Draw a light line and using scissors cut to the half way mark.
  4. On the second tree, measure half way down from the top and draw a light line.
  5. Cut to the half way point.
Colour Trees
Step 4: Colour Trees
  1. Using green FLIPTEZ from Starter Pack or greens from the Jungle Theme pack, colour both sides of the trees.
Add Shimmer and Sequins
Step 5: Add Shimmer and Sequins
  1. Either lightly spray both trees with adhesive spray and add shimmer. First one side and then the other.
  2. OR, using the glue pen draw tinsel lines from one side of the tree to the other all the way down. Add shimmer. Repeat for reverse side of the tree.
Finish Tree
Step 6: Finish Tree
  1. Once the glue has dried and all excess shimmer has been removed (use the ZIP brush to be sure), glue on a few red sequins.
  2.  Interlock the single trees by inserting the one cut from the bottom into the one cut from the top.
  3. The free standing Christmas tree is ready to decorate the Christmas table. (We added some angel hair too).
  4. Enjoy!
Assemble Materials Jump to the top of the page Trace and Cut out Trees Cut Trees Colour Trees Jump to the top of the page Add Shimmer and Sequins Finish Tree

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