Thursday, April 30, 2009

Easy Spring Tree Craft

I started this project way before my back went out and landed me in bed. Thankfully for the past two Fridays I have had a sweet friend come and be a mother's helper. Megan is 17, homeschooled, my boys piano teacher, a sister to five brothers and two sisters, an awesome cook(she made a "fancy lunch" for the boys last Friday- eggs, pancakes, bacon, and toast!), and a wonderful helper! She successfully kept my four children in line! All while feeding us and cleaning my house. Plus she helped the boys finish the Spring Tree craft we had started 6 weeks earlier.

This is a super easy project so even your littlest one can make a pretty spring tree.

  • Start with a sheet of heavy paper. We used watercolor paper, but you could use cardstock instead. Have your child draw a tree (or draw a tree for a younger child) and color it in with a brown crayon, leaving as few white places as possible.
  • Next take a cheap watercolor set and paint the rest of the paper a light blue.

  • While your page is drying cut out squares from white and various shades of pink tissue paper.
  • When the paint is dry attach your tissue paper. Place a pencil in the center of a square of tissue paper. With your fingers push the sides of the tissue paper up and twist it around the pencil. Remove the tissue paper "bud" and glue it to the tree.

This is the one my two-year-old did with a little help. If you twist your squares tightly around the pencil they will stay in the shape of a "bud". These are a little loose, but still make for a pretty spring picture!


  1. Jenn.I love guys did a very good job!Have a great day! Blessings, Faye

  2. Looks great! Sounds like you all had so much fun!

  3. I've been wanting to do a simple craft with them lately. This looks great, and we did just buy water colors. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great little craft and what a great job!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds like you had fun with your help! I've hit a lazy patch this afternoon and haven't done much sewing. Need to get moving again. Hope your back continues to heal!

  6. Hey! I'm not sure how I found you :)
    but so glad I did!!

    hope you stop by sometime!!

  7. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.


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