Growing up I always looked forward to the “pink trees” and the days when the wind would blow the petals down onto the ground where we could kick them up and watch them fall again. In our neighborhood, the trees are starting to bloom and after a long walk past many “pink trees” we came home to make this cherry tree craft.
Japanese Cherry Tree Craft
- Gather your materials. You’ll need some cardboard (if I did this again I would use a paper bag instead of a glossy cereal box, it was hard to glue), 2 shades of pink tissue paper, scissors, glue, brown paint, and a sheet of blue construction paper.
- Start by drawing a bare tree on the cardboard.
- Next, have your child paint the tree brown. Crayons or markers would work great too.
- While they paint, cut the tissue paper into small squares.
- Let the paint dry and hand your child the tissue paper square to crumple. Be warned that for days after my son has asked to crumple many many things around the house.
- Cut the tree out and glue onto the construction paper. I had to hold down the cardboard for a few seconds because of the glossy side not wanting to glue.
- Add glue to the tree top. I flipped it upside down for my son so it was easier to reach.
- Add the blossoms! Whether you add a few or many it will look beautiful!