Create an amazing paper tree with just a few slices of the scissors.
Take a piece of paper about 12 inches wide and 21 inches long, newspaper will do, and roll it into a tube about an inch and a half in diameter. Tape it in place. Figure 1 shows the complete roll.
Then make three cuts in the tube with your scissors, that will run downward about 4 inches and bend the strips over as in Figure 2.
Gently pull out the center foils of the roll from the top as far as you can without causing the roll to fall apart. You will then have completed the tree as in Figure 3.