April 2020 Earth Day Activity

If you're one of the lucky families who stocked up during the start of Covid-19, you should have plenty of empty toilet paper rolls to work with... 

If you're like us and did not go apolocalypse shopping, your toilet paper rolls might be a little more scarce. 😱 But it's an easy fix!  Just take a piece of paper (better if it's recycled) and curl it to make a tube. Then place a tiny piece of tape to connect them.  

You'll Need: 

  • Recycled green paper or foam (try cutting from old grocery bags) - you can color or paint if the material is not already green.
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Googly eyes (or paint or draw the eyes)
  • Scissors
  • A pen or marker for the smile and outline of the tree
  • Crayons, Markers or paint to color or decorate
  • Tiny Pom poms (optional idea, rip off small bits of different recycled paper to make the pom poms)

step 1
Cut slits about 1-1/2" long on each side of the paper roll.


step 2
Draw a tree shape onto the foam sheet.


step 3
Use scissors to cut the tree shape from the foam sheet.


step 4
Add collage items or use markers to represent birds, apples, flowers, etc


step 5
Stand the paper roll on its end with cut slits upward.


step 6
Slide the foam tree shape into the slits of the paper roll.


step 7
Decorate the trunk or leave it plain to complete your tree.