This may be the hardest part of this project because of the measurements and the ability it will take to form the cone. Younger students may find this part too difficult therefore you can just cut the shapes flat and glue them accordingly but I wish you would try it can be very rewarding. (NOTE) If you decide to do the palm trunk as a flat section then you will need to add the palm leaves first.
When you glue the palm tree trunk sections on the base paper make sure that you have a nice cone shape. The object is to create a pocket at the top and then taper to flat at the bottom.
First you need to make 23 - 35 palm tree trunk sections as shown in the illustration to follow, depending on how large your beach scene will be. If you use 11" X 8½" inch paper you will only need about 23. If you are using the larger construction paper or art board 11" X 17" inches you will need around 35.
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