Crestwood students’ miniature trees aid family support

A lesson in recycling and a lesson in giving sparked the creative minds of fourth- and fifth-graders at Crestwood Elementary School.

The pupils used scraps of construction paper, glue and recycled beads and sequins to construct miniature Christmas trees that will be sold to raise money for the school’s adopt-a-family effort, according to a Lindbergh School District news release.

Their miniature tree lot adorns the lobby of FirstService Bank, 9895 Watson Road, where the paper sculptures are available for purchase.

“This is the Art Department’s contribution to families in need. The students used only their hands to make their paper sculptures, no scissors. It is truly a gift from their hands and hearts,” art teacher Kathy Standley stated in the release.