This project was inspired by a cup of coffee :) A certain popular coffee chain had lovely birch tree holiday cups this past year. I thought it would make a great winter lesson. I taught this to my Grade 3 class- it was very easy for them and most finished in one 40 minute period. Next year I'll probably make it a Grade 2 lesson as it wasn't challenging enough for my Grade 3's, though they seemed to enjoy making them nonetheless.
We started off with red photocopy paper. Then each student got a sheet of white photocopy paper and cut out the trees. Then, using half a sheet of white photocopy paper, they ripped a snowy hill.
Then they used the scraps of white paper to cut out or tear little branches. Finally, the black marking were added in Sharpie. The final step was to add dots of snow using white tempera paint.
Some Grade 3 results: