Spring is a brilliant time for kids, so much to see and do. Better weather means more time outdoors and lots of lovely fresh inspiration for activities.
Finger painting blossom trees is a totally lovely art project for pre-school children. You get to start this activity outdoors on a nature walk, picking up sticks, looking at the spring flowers, bringing windfall blossom home to pop in jam jars. It’ll be just like a Shirley Hughes book, puddle splashing, blossom gathering, holler and shouting loveliness!
What you need:
- a large sheet of blue paper
- green tissue paper
- a collection of sticks
- pink and white paint
What you do:
- Start with a spring nature walk and gather some sticks.
- Glue the sticks onto the paper to make a tree shape with branches – you may need to use sticky tape for this if the sticks are too heavy.
- Spread glue all over the bottom of the picture, rip up green tissue paper and scrunch it up, stick to the bottom of the paper as the grass.
- Finger paint blossoms all over the tree.
- Leave the creation to dry.
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