Fall Tree Straw Craft
Create a beautiful fall tree display using smoothie straws!
- Brown Fuzzy Sticks
- Yellow, Green, Orange & Red Smoothie Straws
- Dark Green Felt
- Foam Core
- Craft Glue or Hot Glue**May Require Adult Assistance
|Step 1. Gather your materials. |
Begin gluing the end of a brown fuzzy stick to the end of a large smoothie straw.
Wrap the fuzzy stick around the straw.
Continue wrapping brown fuzzy sticks around the straw until it is completely covered.
Cover a piece of 9″ x 6″ foam core with dark green felt.
Find and mark the middle of the foam core using a ruler.
Cut out a hole in the middle, through the felt, that is the same width of the straw.
Glue the straw tree trunk into the hole.
Cut a small piece of brown fuzzy stick.
Slide half of the fuzzy stick in between the tree truck fuzzy sticks, then bend.
Glue the fuzzy stick down to the felt to create a root.
Repeat steps 10 & 11 until you have plenty of roots.
Wrap a brown fuzzy stick around the tree trunk, about a quarter of the way up. Trim as desired.
Keep adding fuzzy sticks and bending them into crooked branches, until you think you have enough.
Cut red, orange and yellow smoothie straws into thin circles, no thicker than a 1/2″.
Flatten the straws to create points on each end that appear leaf shaped.
Begin gluing on the straw leaves.
Keep gluing until you are happy your tree.
If you have extra straw leaves, glue some of them onto the felt.