In this Martin & Sylvia Nature School story "Evergreen Brushes", Daddy realizes that he left the paint brushes in his studio in town, he is not sure how to do his planned lesson for Nature School. Luckily Sylvia's friend Sofia comes up with an idea - why don't we make some? And what happens next is not only fun, but beautiful.
Making evergreen brushes like Sylvia and Sofia is just as easy as it sounds. Even here in the deserts of Tuscon we have evergreen trees. Evergreens are the trees that have needle like leaves. Each species of tree makes a different and interesting brush. You'll want to collect three or four different types of evergreens to make these paint brushes. We used juniper, ponderosa, pinion pine. Take a walk around your neighborhood and see what you can find!
3-4 evergreen bows
3-4 eight inch long sticks
Ever Green Paint Brushes
Once you have collected your evergreen needles gather all the materials together.
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