Monday, April 5, 2010

Blossoming Cherry Tree

With just a bit of help from her big sister Emily, Clara was able to enjoy some crafting fun with this blossoming cherry tree craft! To make your own, you will need brown, white, and green paper (we recycled some leftover scrap paper), pink tissue paper (again, recycled from a gift bag), and some glue.

I cut a tree trunk shape from the brown paper, and helped Emily tear a strip of green paper for the grass. Then, Emily began by gluing the grass and tree trunk to the white background paper. Clara was very excited to see the glue!


Next, Emily took her job as "big sister" quite seriously, and put little dots of glue where the blossoms will go.


She showed Clara how to attach the blossoms (scrunched up bits of pink tissue paper). Clara said, "Oh! Wow!!".... and then.....


... Clara added LOTS of blossoms to the cherry tree! It was a cherry blossom explosion!


Allow the glue to dry completely and admire your beautiful cherry tree!


Added bonus -- This is one cherry tree that won't make me sneeze!

25 comments:

Mommy Moment said...

So cute! We did this in fall with fall colored tissue papers!

Jody

Mark said...

Dear Valerie,

I suppose these blossoms do not give you allergies like the ones outside do.

Love,
Mark

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mark -- Exactly! But I kept some tissues on hand, just in case. ;-)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Mommy Moment -- I love that idea! We made some suncatchers with fall trees too. So pretty!!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Very adorable -- as always!!

Cheryl said...

Pretty tree. You could make a whole orchard. I like the way one blossom is already falling.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Beautiful, and I love Emily's expression as she watched Clara glue those blossoms. What a great big sister she must be!

Mari-Ann said...

These are lovely! What a great idea! We have a loquat tree - I think we'll have to recreate this with that in mind. :)

Mari-Ann
Counting Coconuts

Together We Save said...

How pretty!! What a fun idea!!

Christy said...

Very cute! Reagan loves anything that involves scrunching tissue paper.

Mommy Moment said...

Valerie,

I'm glad you like the idea!
I just had to come back to thank-you for voting for me on Top Mommy Blogs! You really are sweet!

Jody

Lindsay said...

This turned out great!! I love watching big sis help little sis! I hope Sammy will be a big helper (at some point.. not yet though ;-))

Ticia said...

So glad to see Clara had fun with it too. It's always fun when the kids get along and do the craft together.

Wonder Mom said...

Well, since the blossoms are made out of tissue paper, if you found yourself sneezing, you can just pull off a blossom and use it to blow your nose on...

Mama King said...

I think you have another crafty super star on your hands!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Wonder Mom -- Hahaha! I didn't even think of that!

Ann W said...

Adorable craft! I think my girls will have fun doing this in a couple of years when they're old enough. Plant and Garden Blog

Nina said...

Another great craft idea I can test out this afternoon

Meal Planning Magic said...

I always loved this craft when I was in school (yes, I still remember). So many fun options with the different seasons...I will have to make sure I make time for my kids to make a few trees of our own. Thanks for sharing!

Metropolitan Housewife said...

This is so sweet! We did something similar last year, using tissue paper and a branch from our spring trimmings. We'll be following your example and making a cherry tree of our own this week- thanks for the idea. :)

Tammy said...

We do a letter of the week thing and it just happens to be "C" this week so this was a great project to do with my daughter. She had a lot of fun. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2722/4497169914_955026cf22_b.jpg

Thank you for the idea. I'll be sure to give a link when I post it on my blog tonight.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ Tammy -- It's beautiful!!! I'm so happy you did this! :-)

Rebecca said...

I used to make tissue paper trees with the kids i babysat for. i will be doing it with my kids soon enough too :)

Just Breathe said...

Did she enjoy being the teacher?
Very cute project.

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

I love how this turned out!

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