First, you tear the tape into strips to use as branches and a trunk. Press the tape down firmly in the shape that you want.
Mine is on the left and Ocean's is on the right (she decided to add "snowflakes" to hers).
Add your watercolors:
Once the paint is dry, remove the tape.
We may do this project again, but with darker paints for a greater contrast. Maybe we'll make grids or road maps...or spider webs? I also liked the way it looked with the tape on so we might do some like that as well.