- Cut a rectangular piece of foam or cardboard from any color you like. Cut a hole in the center of that rectangle. This is the base for your frame.
- Cut triangles from green foam or cardboard.
- Cut small rectangle and squares from brown foam or cardboard.
- Bring in the kids.
- Show the kids all the shapes and ask them if they can figure out how to make a tree. This will be easier for the older one. Captian got it quickly. It took his friend A, who is about 9 months younger, a little longer to get it. Chunk just tried to eat the tree trunks.
- Let them glue the shapes on to the frame base to create a grouping of trees. If you are anal make sure the green triangles sit above the brown squares. If you aren't anal, let them make dismembered trees.
- Once everything dries, stick a cute photograph (maybe one of the kids crafting) onto another piece of cardboard, and secure it to the back of the tree frame.
- Hang it on your friedge or wrap it up to give to the Grandparents!
NOTE: I do realize that my kids' craft pics are not nearly as pretty as the ones you see in the kid's craft books. The reason is that my kid's crafts are actually made by children, not the staff of my art department. I'm just keeping it real.