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.
|Step 3. |
Wrap the fuzzy stick around the straw.
|Step 4. |
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.
|Step 9. |
Cut a small piece of brown fuzzy stick.
|Step 10. |
Slide half of the fuzzy stick in between the tree truck fuzzy sticks, then bend.
|Step 11. |
Glue the fuzzy stick down to the felt to create a root.
|Step 12. |
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.
|Step 14. |
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.
|Step 18. |
Keep gluing until you are happy your tree.
If you have extra straw leaves, glue some of them onto the felt.