Wow! I've got my very own coconut tree! Kristen at First Grade Teaching posted great directions for this. I plan to use it in our Word Center for the first part of the year. Believe it or not - the trunk is magnetic! A big "Thank You" to my dad (who applied 3 coats of magnetic primer and a top coat of brown and made the base) and my husband (who stripped the umbrella and helped with the leaves). Can't wait to see the kids under the coconut tree!