Paper Mache Bonsai Tree


By: Kailani Downs

On January 11th Sara Hartman, the art teacher had students in her ceramic class make a bonsai tree. As one of her students, I followed the instructions to her example tree. 

Materials Needed

  • Foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate (base)

After gathering all the materials needed everyone is left to use their creative minds to make their own unique tree. 

Materials (I) needed:

  • Glue
  • Tweezers
  • A thin sheet of brown paper
  • Jasmine vine flowers
  • Limonium sinuatum flower
  •  Paper Flower Bouquet


Step 1 – Wrap the foil into a tree-like position

Step 2 – Wrap paper towels onto the tree-like foil form

Step 3 – Glue the thin brown sheet onto your base 

Step 4 –  Use tweezers to take apart the flower bouquet and then glue each flower upright on the three branches

Step 5 – Glue the faux grass onto the base