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Designer Tree Houses

Hi!  One day when I was sick I left a sub lesson plan for my students to design their own tree houses.  I printed out examples of tree house drawings for inspiration, like these here and here.  There is also this resource by Art Sub Lessons which has many pictures of real tree houses for inspiration.

I did not leave a lot of directions or specific requirements, but encouraged creative thinking and unusual designs.

Here are some of our whimsical pictures.  I think they did a fantastic job!

Designer Tree Houses

Check out the treehouse on the lower right side.  It is a treehouse made out of dogs!

Tree house drawings

In this picture below, the tree house on the upper right was made up of scraps of magazines!

Tree House Drawings2

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.

4 Responses to Designer Tree Houses

  1. I absolutely love this lesson plan, This is a good Into-summer project or end-of-of-year project also

  2. Jan says:

    Well, what a surprise! Thank you for linking to my lesson, Marcia. I’ve sold more treehouse lessons than anything else in the last couple of days, and I am sure it is because of your shout out here. Jan