March 2, 2012

Trufulla Trees

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

































I love Dr. Seuss and spend quite a bit of energy celebrating his life and talent as both an artist and an author.  These Trufulla Trees were quite a hit!  I adapted some idea I saw on Pinterest to suit our needs.
The kids had a great time making these in a simple 40 minute station block!
Have fun!

Using the ideas from the Lorax, we first made sand jars in inspirational Seuss stripes.

I used the Playfoam clay to 'plug' the top...it works fabulous!!!



I colored cotton balls.  You can use bottled water color paints or other methods...let them dry out for a day or 2.

  

Use a marker to stripe the pipecleaners- they are your tree trunks!
Then glue both ends and push on the colored cotton balls.
 
I covered the Foamclay with 'grass' tissue paper.
It works well to poke three holes in the Foam clay
before pushing the trees down in the Foamclay.


We added a pre-printed label on the side that said "Save the Trees."  Students colored the Lorax yellow and wrote their name there as well.
FUN ART 4 KIDS!

9 comments:

  1. That's very cute! I love it and looks like a fun project for the kids. I have also been celebrating Dr. Seuss in art class. We have done Gertrude McFuzz, Tizzled Topped Tufted Mazurkas, and Truffula trees! Thanks for sharing your idea. It's a great one!
    Megan
    http://elementaryartroom.blogspot.com

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  2. Ha! These are SO cute and charming! Now I'm thinking of all the possibilities with coloured cotton balls....
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What fun. I can see why the kids loved this lesson~

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  4. Some truly amazing stuff on your blog! I am your newest follower!

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  5. Nice idea! The work of Dr. Seuss gives the opportunity to create all kind of fun stuff with the kids! This project is really pretty and also it integrates with a movie that came out so I am sure the kids loved it!
    Nice work!
    Joelle
    http://animaplates.com/blog/

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  6. Thank you for your wonderful topics :)

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