Friday, June 24, 2011

Camp Craft Series: The Good Deed Tree

This is the last day in the Camp Craft Series.  Be sure to check out all of the crafts in the series

Sharon, the camp director wanted to have A Good Deed Tree.  She wanted something similar to THIS but more earthy.  I was able to help her out and created this tree for her.  It was so simple it took less than 15 minutes to do.

  • Empty burlap rice bag
  • Empty #10 can
  • Ribbon
  • Rocks
  • Tree Branches
  • Pruning shears
  • Paper leafs (I cut mine out using my Cricut)
  • Baby clothespins


Step 1:  Gather branches.  Trim off excess leaves or smaller branches with pruning shears.

Step 2:  Cut off the top of burlap rice bag (save the zipper for another project!) and turn inside out.

Step 3:  Slide empty can into bag.

Step 4:  Place branches into can and arrage until it looks best to you.

Step 5:  Fill in empty gaps with rocks, gravel, dirt, etc.

Step 6:  Wrap ribbon tightly around tree and burlap.  This will also help keep it secure.

Step 7:  Have the leafs and clothespins available for the girls to write the good deeds that they see others do.
Do you see the rocks??  They fill in the gaps and add weight to the can.

The girls were able to notice the good things that others did and were also able to give eachother credit for those good things.  Win - win! 

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