I’ll show you how to make a volume paper applique, so it will be especially attractive. It’s also a great idea to decorate postcards. This applique requires good job with scissors, because you need to carefully cut the tree trunk. So, that is suitable for children 5-6 years and older.

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What you need to have:

Color paper, cardboard, scissors, glue, pieces of thick cardboard or a thick double-sided tape.

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You can find different pictures of trees and choose what you like. And you should choose the season: the tree can be green, as in the heat of summer, or it can be a spring tree, for example, a blooming apple tree. Or maybe it is autumn already and your tree is golden, yellow or orange, and fallen leaves are on the ground. So many variants…
Cut a tree trunk with branches and crown of cardboard or thick paper .

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Now there is a secret of volume!
You should put thick cardboard between each layer (I cut the box). For simplicity, you can use a thick double-sided tape.

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Glue together the trunk and crown of the tree.

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Can you see the volume?

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Now glue the leaves to the tree, it will be more interesting, if you cut them out of paper of different colors and glue not the entire leaf, but just the tip as if it grows and looks like the real one.

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And I have a bird in the tree….

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