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Do you use small lunch sacks for the trunk or do you use large grocery bags? Thanks


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I'm wondering the same thing. I guess it would depend upon how "thick' our trunks are. If we are using a PVC pipe or carpet roll, I was thinking the smaller sacks would be best. I don't think the larger sacks would "bunch up" like they should. Just me thinking.
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I put my carpet roll inside of a clay pot. But I did use small bags for everything. I don't think the large ones would work. I haven't taken pics yet. I will soon.
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We have always used lunch bags at our school. They "scrunch" really well.
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I would love to make a palm tree for my classroom. I have never made one or seen one made. What do you do with the paper bags? Any other hints would be welcomed.

dt3rdgrade - I would love to see your pictures. I am so visual.


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just normal paper lunch bags... you can buy like 100 bags for a couple of dollars at the grocery store...

cut the closed end, open it, stick it over the carpet roll and bring down to the other end scrunch it at hte bottom. next bag, next bag, next bag until the roll is completely covered.


it is soooooo EASY! my 7 year old made mine =o)
have fun!

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Brown paper roll-walmart
Old 07-30-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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Just use the brown paper on a roll for wrapping packages. That is alway what i have used. It is in the shipping section, near school/office supplies. It is less than $3 for a roll, and there is a lot on the roll.
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I just took my tree out to school tonight. I just used the small lunch bags and it worked great. Last time I made a tree I used the brown wrapping paper that comes in a roll but I thought the lunch bags were much easier. I used a beach umbrells for the top and just cut the material off the frame and made the leaves out of bulletin board paper. The tree looks good. I hope my students like it.
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I am doing a jungle theme this year and I made a palm tree for my classroom. I used a carpet roll (free from Lowes). First, I secured the tree (so a student cannot knock it over) by cementing it into an empty bucket. (I used a bucket that had paint in it but you can also buy a bucket at Walmart for $1.) I then covered the bucket with butcher paper so you can't tell it used to store paint! To cover the trunk of the tree, I used brown butcher paper (used for bulletin boards) and I drew on swoops (to look like the bark). Then, I laminated the paper and hot glued it right onto the carpet roll. It was quite easy and this way it is also "wipable" to accommodate for all the hands and germs that will be touching the tree! For the leaves, I used the umbrella as a base as mentioned above. I cut my tree down to 9 1/2ft so I had 2 1/2ft left (Carpet rolls come in 6ft or 12ft) so I made a little tree that is standing in the alcove by my doorway to "greet" people to my jungle! I have a picture of it that I'd be happy to show if you are interested!
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I would love to see a picture of your room! Please post.
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Thank you for the wonderful ideas! I have always done frogs and this year I switched to monkeys...there seems to be a lot of ideas surrounding the jungle/monkeys. I wondered through the baby departments in Wal-Mart and Target and found some cute "titles" on baby clothes !!
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My room is still a work in progress (it's my first year teaching!) but I will post more pictures as I clear up the "clutter" of organizing the room! Please let me know if you have any suggestions! :-)

Ok, well I am trying to figure out how to attach the picture but I don't know how to do it?? Help!
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I am struggling to come up with safari ideas...im normally very creative.
Im not sure why im drawing a blank

I would love to see your pics please....and have any ideas on the theme that you can offer.

thanks
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:47 PM
 
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Hi crzy4swimin. I would love to see a picture of your tree. I am trying to figure out a way to create one for my room, but have not found one yet. My email is amsweigart@gmail.com. I appreciate your help!
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Tree pictures please
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I'm making a tree too and would love to see how yours turn out... my email is lablondie333@msn.com Thanks!
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