2. Squeeze out about half a finger nail blob of green paint onto the plate, and about half that of the red and yellow paints.
3. Mix each of the paints with a good splash of water and mix them with a clean brush so each is quite thin and runny.
4. Starting at the top of your tree, take green paint and the flat brush and create a triangle with the point up.
5. Make the lower edge more jagged for branches.
6. Roughly fill in with paint, but leave little areas clear.
7. With the same brush and green paint create 3-4 more triangles beneath the top one, each with jagged lower edges.
8. Mix a tiny bit of the red paint in with the green to create brown, and then add a trunk at the bottom of your tree.
9. Take the tiny round brush and create circles for ornaments in red.
10. Wash your brush carefully, then repeat with yellow circles.
11. Now mix a tiny bit of red into the yellow to make orange, and add some orange circles.
12. If the tree looks a bit flat or boring, take the clean round brush and some green paint, and draw in some branches.
13. Again, if it gets too messy in any area, use the corner of the paper towel sheet to sop up the excess paint. Then go in and put in what you wanted.
14. Your tree is done when you are.
water color paper
paint brushes – mine are a Reeves flat #4 and small round 2 or 3
red, green and yellow water color paints
paper plate or old plate to put the paint on
box or jar from the recycling bin
piece of kitchen roll