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A Christmas tree with paper plates?

Yes, it sounds weird, but that’s the challenge I took on in November 2010. Mind you, it wasn’t the first time because in 2006 I had also participated in the “Trees of Hope” competition that takes place every year to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

This time there was an additional challenge: in the category I had chosen (purity) all the ornaments had to be white; only a few touches of red or gold were permitted.

Since I love bright colours (as you can see in my Animaplates projects), this rule was going to push me to create things I had never done before. And I rather liked that idea, wouldn’t you? I ended up creating five different angels, ducks, sheep, a bunny, snowmen, a merry-go-round complete with horses and even Santa’s sleigh pulled by paper plate reindeer.

I will publish some of these projects as the year unfolds, starting with the reindeer because they can be used as a way to approach many themes other than Christmas. Become a member, print the project guides and you’ll know all about it!

Christmas Tree

P.S. The Animaplates tree shared the first prize in its category and we also won the People’s Choice Award.

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