What sort of face would you give a tree?

The Basic Idea

Choose a tree and create a face which suits it by flattening and shaping a lump of clay against its trunk. Find some natural resources to make the facial features (including e.g. moustache, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, jewellery etc.) by sticking them into the clay.

Invent a name for your tree character.

Look at each other’s tree faces and talk about their possible personalities.

How to take it even further or make it more challenging

Give children a set list of features to include on their face and/or set shapes to achieve – see how many different ways the brief can be met.

Group or individual activity – use the photos to make a story about some of tree characters.