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Grow Your Own Magic Newspaper Christmas Tree

Do you prefer a real tree or a fake tree for Christmas? Or do you just go with a recycled newspaper tree instead?

To make this incredibly tall and thin unique tree, take eight pages out of the newspaper and tape them end to end. Roll them all up into a tube. Using very strong and sturdy scissors, make several cuts from the top of the tube to about halfway down. Now reach in and start pulling the paper upward. The tree will start to grow and grow and grow.

Grab the tinsel, the lights and a few ornaments and you’ve got yourself one unique Christmas tree for all to admire.

For step by step instructions and a little science, visit the Newspaper tree experiment on SteveSpanglerScience.com.