This idea came from Perpetual Preschool. That is one of the first websites I found when searching for art activities for kids a long time ago.
We changed things from what they listed. I used watered down brown paint instead of food coloring.
I used a dropper to drop some of the paint in the bottom corner and had him use a straw to blow OUT and push the paint up and to the left and right to form branches. (Where did all my pictures of him using the straw go??? Oh, well. )
Then he dotted glue along the branch.
He took small squares of dark and light pink tissue paper and balled them up and stuck them on the glue.
I thought his came out so pretty and spring-like that I made one too. :)
1 week ago