You Will Need ...
  1. 3 corks

  2. 3 pipe cleaners

  3. Pom-poms

  4. Tissue paper

  5. Scissors

  6. Hot glue or tacky glue

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Step 1: 

Let's begin by making the leaves! Take your tissue paper and fold it in half horizontally. Fold it four more times until you have a nice stack of rectangles. Draw 1/2 a teardrop shape on the crease of the tissue paper (as if you were making a heart); this is the outline for the leaves. Now simply cut along the line. Ta da! You have multiple palm tree leaves.

Step 2: 

Using your scissors, cut the pipe cleaners in half. You should end up with 6 pipe cleaner "stems." Apply a bit of hot glue on to 1/2 of the pipe cleaner (the non-glue half will go into the cork, so it can't be sticky with glue) and glue it to one of your tissue paper leaves. Repeat this step until all palm tree leaves have pipe cleaner stems. Adult: if you are using the hot glue, please apply it for any little ones around.

Step 3: 

Now that you have some beautiful leaves, let's stick them in a cork. Push the bottom of each pipe cleaner gently into one of your corks. This will be the top of the palm tree. It is helpful to apply a bit of hot glue AFTER you have pushed the pipe cleaner into the cork, to make sure the stems really stay in there.

Step 4: 

Finally, take that hot glue or tacky glue and stick the top of one cork to the bottom of another making a little cork tower. Take the cork with the leaves in it and glue it at an angle on the very top of the cork tower. Add some pom-poms for coconuts!

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Recycled: 
Fodder
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Tips: 

1. You can cut out little slits or triangular shapes out of the edges of your leaves to create the frayed look you see in the photos.
2. If you don't have a hot glue gun, you can use "tacky glue." It works just as well, but takes much much longer to dry.