Sponge Painted Cherry Blossom Craft

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INSIDE: Sponge Painted Cherry craft is an easy and fun painting activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a beautiful cherry blossom tree to celebrate the start of Spring!

Sponge Painting Fun

Painting with a sponge is a great alternative to using a paint brush for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s less messy then finger painting (which I love by the way) but no less fun! All you need is an old sponge cut into small squares and clothespins to get keep little fingers clean. What I love most about sponge painting is the texture that it creates! Cherry blossoms are so complex in their colours (white, light pink and dark pink) and you can easily recreate all those colours in one go with a sponge!

I used to live in Japan and in the spring time the cherry blossom trees were spectacular. My students and I would always have a picnic under the tree to celebrate them! Now you can too with this fun craft!

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How to Make Sponge Painted Cherry Blossom Craft

Watch how to make the Sponge Painted Cherry Blossom Tree Craft Tape Butterfly in the video above.

  1. Grab large sheet of brown construction paper. Trace your child hand and arm. Cut it out and glue it on to a sheet of white construction paper.
  2. Grab a sponge and cut it into small squares. Grab a clothespin and attach it to one of the squares.
  3. Pour out pink and white washable kids paint into a plastic bowl or onto a paper plate.
  4. Invite your child to dip the sponge into the paint and then all around the handprint tree to create cherry blossoms on the tree.
  5. Let them mix the colours. What new colour do they make?
  6. Enjoy you beautiful piece of art work!

This is a great activity to do after visiting a local park with lots of cherry blossoms. If you are unable to head out to actually see cherry blossoms, watch this video so that your child can get an idea of their colour and beauty.

My happy kids are 6.5 years and 3 years old.

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  • White and Brown Construction Paper
  • Washable Kids Paint (pink and white)
  • Sponge
  • Clothes Pins
  • Paper Plate


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