Created by Updated on Sep 22, 2016
Please can u share some ideas to make a tree model for school project
| Sep 22, 2016
Hi Jyoti What type of tree are you looking for? If it's something like pine tree (conical shape), this is how i make trees for cakes with fondant icing. you can replace the fondant icing with air dry clay. make a solid cone (Not hollow one) and fix the cone on a twig or stick(the trunk of the tree). on the sides of the cone, pinch with the tip of the scissors to form a triangular shape. keep doing it around the cone in circles from top to bottom. let the cuts alternate with the ones in the previous circle. Let the cone dry for 24 hrs. Your tree will be ready. Another method is to use any copper or aluminium wire. Cut 15 to 20 wires of approximately 20 inches long. hold the wires together and bend in half to make 10 inch wires. from the bend, twist the wires together for half of the length to form the trunk. for the rest of the length split the number of wires into 2 groups and twist and turn twice or thrice, split each group further into 2 groups. so you will have 4 groups in all. keep splitting the groups and twist and turn the wires in repetitive fashion. so 2 branches become 4 and 4 branches become 8 and so on. Twist and turn the wires to make as many branches as you want. Spread the branches to make a canopy. On the branches apply glue and stick some cotton to make leaves. Use Spray paint to spray green color on the cotton. Fix the trunk/ base of the on a Styrofoam block or wooden block or even a crushed block of aluminium foil.