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Step #1: Gather Your Supplies

  • recycled paper and magazines
  • scissors
  • glue

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Step 2: Get Circular!

Spend a couple of minutes transforming all of your recycled paper into different sized circles.

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Step 3: Just Add Scissors!

Using your scissors cut a slit halfway through each of the circles.

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Step 4: Twist It!

Twist the paper around and around until a long tree shape appears.

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Step 5: Glue It!

Using a little dollop of glue, secure the end of each tree!

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Step 6: Set it Up!

Add your minute forest to any tabletop in your home.

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Step 7: Decorate and Enjoy!

We added a little sprinkle of glitter and then added a woodland creature from our holiday tree – complete with a large acorn from our collection. My son couldn’t stop giggling that our scene looks like the one from Ice Age!