You Will Need ...
  1. T.P. tube (1 per tree)

  2. Green pipe cleaners

  3. Green tissue paper

  4. A styrofoam ball

  5. Markers to decorate the tree trunk

  6. Hot glue or tacky glue

  7. Scissors

  8. Mini pom-poms

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Step 1: 

Draw on the outside of the T.P. tube with markers to create the palm tree trunk.

Step 2: 

To start your branches, fold a green sheet of tissue paper in half, place the styrofoam ball in the center, and then twist the tissue paper around the ball (like you were closing the excess plastic on a loaf of bread), and finally stick the twisted tissue paper inside the T.P. tube, leaving the covered styrofoam ball to sit on top of the tube.

Step 3: 

To make the leaves, you do something very similar to making a paper heart. Start by folding a piece of tissue paper into eighths. Draw half of a teardrop shape along the crease side. The partial teardrop shape should end along the crease. Cut it out, and you have 8 perfect leaves for your tree.

Step 4: 

Attaching the leaves is fun and easy! First, cut all of your pipe cleaners in half to make the "stems." Select a leaf and place a line of glue on it that extends halfway up the leaf. Gently rest the "stem" on the glue and let it dry. There should be a portion of the "stem" hanging off apart from the glue. Repeat these steps until all the leaves have pipe cleaner stems.

Step 5: 

Once dry, push the bottom ends of the "stems" into the covered styrofoam ball. Put them all over the ball for a nice full palm tree!

Step 6: 

What's a palm tree without coconuts? Using your three little pom-poms, glue coconuts under the tree branches.

Step 7: 

How cute is the T.P. palm tree next to my styrofoam bobble head dino?

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
No prep time needed!
Recycled: 
Paper
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children