Painting Cherry Blossoms
This is a project for 6-8 years old. However, you can simplify it for 5 year olds if you skip using two color petals for one color(make white petals without pink).
Materials: blue paper (ready colored or painted by kids), black or brown oil pastel, thick and thin round(that’s important!) brushes, acrylic paints (green, white, pink or purple, yellow)
Project takes about 45-60 minutes (the paper was painted in advance)
- place the paper horizontally
- draw outlines:
- draw a thick bent branch with a black or brown oil pastel (or crayon)
- add small branches
- make green leaves by “stamping” medium or large brush
- for flower petals load medium-size brush with pink paint and then dip a half of the brush in white paint. Make sure you use acrylic paint (not cheap gallon paint). Use only white paint if the kids are 5-6 year old (no pink paint). “Stamp” the brush about 5 times in a shape of a flower. You may need to do 2 paint loads for one flower.
- repeat the process of loading a brush with 2 colors and “stamping” to make as many flowers as desired
- add yellow dot in the middle of each flower
- make some splatters of white paint for the pollen (load a small brush with white paint and tap it to make splatters)
Here is how my 8 year old did it all by herself:
And this work was created by 5 year old: