Draw a tree with the trunk separate from the treetop, or print out either Template 3 or 4 of these printable trees. Cut out the tree trunk and the treetop.
Create more trees by following either of these options:
a.) Use the first tree as a template - trace the outline of the tree trunk and treetop on various colors and textures of paper or fabric. Cut each one out. You will need about four or more trees for your collage.
b.) Draw or print out more trees - repeat Step 1 on different colors and textures of paper. When drawing your own trees, try making trees of various shapes and sizes.
Cut out a paper background large enough to accommodate all your trees. Layout your trees on the paper, positioning some trees slightly at the back to create depth. Don't worry about going over the edges of the paper. However, leave some space on areas where you plan to add other details later.
Glue the trees onto the paper, starting with the trees at the back. A tip if you plan to add animals—leave out some areas along the tree trunk without glue. These gaps provide spaces to hook or partially insert an animal. The suggested areas where to put glue are circled out in red.