Sculpted Magazine Tree with Holiday Lights and Peace Cranescomments (1) February 10th, 2010 in gallery
This bulletin board project was inspired by an article seen in a Craftstylish e-letter entitled Wall to Wall Paper.
To bring more attention to our “Toys for Tots” toy drive, in art class our 75 5th graders recycled National Geographic magazines. The display in the main lobby of our elementary school measures 8 feet by 10 feet.
Students folded the magazines to create the diamond shape. Starting at the top (sorry for it being slightly off center) two magazines were attached together to add fullness using a staple gun. They continued for 8 rows alternating on each side of the first shape to create the triangle shape of the tree. They added texture lines to the trunk and even made that dimensional when they hung it by stapling the left side first and stapling the right side from inside the trunk. The top was adorned with an oversized origami crane symbolizing peace; smaller cranes were hung on the tree.
They really enjoyed making this; even the parents commented how they remember folding magazines when they were younger.