Cherry Blossom Painting Activity
Hand your child create a project that combines the beauty of Japanese cherry blossoms with the eco-friendly fun of a recycled craft. Using toilet paper roll, she can make her own unique flower prints to liven up her room's walls.
What You Need:
- Toilet paper roll
- Black paint
- Red or pink paint
- Wax paper
- Paint brush
What You Do:
- Help your child cut the toilet paper roll into loops, each approximately ½ an inch tall.
- Have her use these loops to create oblong cat’s eye shapes.
- Lay out a sheet of waxed paper to protect the work surface.
- Have your child glue the cat’s eye shapes together to form the petals of a cherry blossom flower.
- Help her tape together sheets of paper to make her Japanese scroll.
- Let her paint a black branch across this scroll. It shouldn’t be too complicated because she wants to leave plenty of space for the flowers.
- While the black paint dries, have her squeeze a pool of red or pink tempra paint onto the wax paper.
- Spread it out with the brush so that it is slightly bigger than the flower she has made.
- She should place the flower in the pink or red paint as if it was a stamp pad, inking the flower with paint.
- Have her apply the painted side of the flower to the paper.
- Help her continue to add flowers to her scroll until the entire branch is filled.
- Create a gallery of tree branch art. What would the branch look like during the different seasons of the year.