1. Start with giving each student 3 colored cards that measure 4.5″ x 6.5″. Next, they each need 3 sheets of contrasting card stock that measure 4″ x 6″ (I used a cream color.)
2. Older students can draw and cut out a separate template of an evergreen tree, and then trace it in the middle of each of the cream sheets of paper. Younger students could choose from some precut templates and trace their image on each card. As for cutting out the shapes, I haven’t found a better way than using an xacto knife. I had a small class, so I ended up pre-cutting the cards for them.
3. The students will need some holiday-colored fabric scraps. They are to cut a shape that is large enough to cover the tree hole and a glue it to one side. Any excess fabric should be neatly cut away. Then the colored card stock is glued to the back of each cream card. I think glue sticks will give you the neatest results.
4. After all three cards are done, they may be taped together on one side to make what is called a “Z-fold”. With a sharp colored pencil, small dash lines are drawn around the edge of each tree to look like stitch lines.