A new school year means new friends. Art classes and youth groups can use this family tree montage to let students and members introduce themselves to the group.
To make the montage, you will need
- A full sheet of blue construction paper
- Glue or glue sticks
- Markers or crayons
- Scraps of leaf colored paper
- Half sheet of brown construction paper
Use the full sheet of blue paper for the background. Tear the brown paper into long strips; one thick and several thin. Make small tears so that the edge of the paper is an irregular line, like the texture of bark. Arrange the pieces into a tree with a main trunk and several branches.
Cut colored paper into leaf shapes. Make one large leaf for each member of the family from a light yellow or tan color. Make smaller leaves to fill in the spaces. Arrange the leaves on the tree branches and glue in place.
Use markers or crayons to turn each large leaf into a member of the family. Think about what that family member likes to do, or what they look like. Try to communicate the person’s job, interests, or personality with hats, glasses or symbols.
Each member of the class or group can participate in a show and tell session to introduce their family to the other members of the group.
- The student demonstrated tearing skills while making textured branches.
- The student demonstrated cutting skills by making leaves.
- The student demonstrated gluing skills by attaching the parts neatly.
- The student demonstrated drawing skills by making the faces.
Sunshine State Standards
VA.A.1..2.2 uses control in handling tools and materials in a safe and responsible manner.