George Washington Ideas
Cherry Tree Art
We use this same idea to make Washington's cherry tree. This one doesn't have any cherries! The tree trunk was painted with tempera. The tree was made using small strips of newspaper that were rolled into a small ball---like a spitball and glued onto the paper. This took a long time to make lots and lots of small balls of wadded up newspaper! You might want to do it in a couple of sessions. The tree was painted green and details added with crayons. The rolled up balls of newspaper add some texture to the art work!
George Washington $$$
This looks like a real one dollar bill, but it was an oversized bill that I bought at the teacher's supply store to work on money. It's fun to have the students write a story about what they would do with one dollar...or $100. We bind the stories and put bills on the cover...copies of bills!
Picture Book of George Washington by David Adler