Tissue Paper Flowering Trees

Our school is nestled in a wonderful neighborhood filled with flowering trees.  White, pink, and purple blooms greet us as we make our way to school. 
While the blooms on the trees won't stay forever, our tissue paper versions will.  Do you remember using the end of a pencil to create tissue paper flowers?  I have fond memories.
 In our Science Center, we set up a "tree making station."  A tray stocked with half sheets of brown construction paper, small squares of tissue paper, glue, scissors, and pencils.  Everything a kid needs.
After making trees, the kids have found other uses for the little tissue paper squares - making cards and other little shapes.  Making little dots of glue then using the eraser end of the pencil to attach little bits of tissue paper is very satisfying.

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