We painted the background with water colors. Then I handed out various size triangles. The kids used yellow crayon to draw a line down the middle and then Vs to make the branches. Then we water colored them using either red, orange, and yellow, or green, purple, and blue. After that, we glued them onto the background. Next, we used a mix of glue and white tempera paint to make the snow. We added tree trunks with brown or black crayon. The finishing touch was to have them laminated onto a construction paper background. We used them for calendars for our mother's Christmas presents.