Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Craft #1 Lorax Tree

Awesome craft #1

Authentic Lorax Truffula TREE!

Materials needed:  9 in styrafoam ball
curvy stick
craft paints
plaster of paris
feather boa of your choice

Directions:  locate a branch approx 1.5 in in diameter and length of your preference.  make sure branch is relatively smooth and clean.  fill bottom of a medium to large sized planter pot with sand, place branch in and hold steady.  mix plaster of paris according to directions and layer on top of sand, duct tape can hold your branch in place until plaster sets.  paint stripes up tree, be creative with your colors! Let paint dry and add foam ball.  secure feather boa to ball using straight pins ( hot glue tends to gunk up the feathers and you won't get that "fluffy" look.  Decorate pot if you wish, and cover plaster of paris with material of choice, we chose feathers, but decorative rock would look nice, too. 

*  We had the "Lorax" visit the neighbor kids in the middle of the night by leaving them a truffula tree. . . Be creative and leave them in places where they'll be treasured!!!