Box Palm Tree

Get into the summer spirit with a tropical palm tree made from a long and narrow box.

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Ever wonder where palm trees come from?

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Cut a paper bag.

Cut the bottom of a paper bag off, so you have a long flat piece of brown paper.
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Cover a box.

Wrap the box in the brown paper and secure with tape.
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Fold green paper.

Fold a piece of green construction paper in half four times, so you have eight equal strips.
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Cut strips.

Cut down each crease for eight strips.
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Cut slits.

Cut slits into the strips to look more like palm fronds.
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Glue on fronds.

Glue the strips onto the top of your wrapped box.
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Trim fronds.

Trim the ends of each strip to make then different lengths.
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Trace a quarter.

Trace a quarter three or four times onto a piece of brown felt.
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Cut circles.

Cut out the circles.
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Glue circles.

Glue the circles on top of the green fronds to be coconuts.
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