craft: cherry blossom branch

Another spring craft. I absolutely adore cherry blossoms so I couldn’t resist doing this craft with Kirsten. It actually looks amazing, you’d never guess it was a preschool art project. I love it’s 3D effect. Here’s what you’ll need:

brown or black paint – watered down with equal parts paint to water
paper or canvas
pink tissue paper

Mix your paint with equal parts water. Put a glob on one side of your canvas. Using the straw, blow the paint/water mixture so it starts branching out. You can do as little or as much as you want – we went a little overboard, but I think it looks great. Allow paint to dry. Cut your pink tissue paper into small squares. Crumple up the small squares (this was Kirsten’s favourite part) and glue onto branches. Done!

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13 thoughts on “craft: cherry blossom branch

  1. Ms. Jessica

    Jill, I can’t wait to start doing this with the little girl I nanny during the summer! Might also have to pass this idea on to the Art teacher I work with…I’ve seen her do thumbprint cherry blossom trees with the kiddos, this would be a change!


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