February is over! As much as I strive to enjoy each day and try to welcome the rhythm of the seasons – February is a tough month for me … the grey, the wet, the cold, the cold …. the cold.
But spring is just around the corner! We are beginning the time of year when it is possible to have mild days. Days where you know Spring is coming … you can feel it – and smell it! So I thought it was time to start some spring crafting!
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This spring craft for kids is super simple, and looks beautiful! It is a wonderful extension to books about Spring and trees as well. I got the inspiration for this craft from one of my very favourite blogs … another blogger who in fact spells the word favourite with a ‘u’ – Ann over at My Nearest and Dearest. Pop on over to have a look at her gorgeous tissue paper and stick blossoms and then come on back!
Here is how we made our Blossoming Spring Craft for Kids!
We started our spring craft with a walk outside. We walked around and gathered some sticks. This takes quite awhile right now, as everything is still quite buried with snow.
Luckily our dog loves sticks and gathers them from goodness knows where – so we always have a ready supply in the backyard. We chose some thin sticks with little branches coming off of them.
Then we came back in the house and turned those sticks into cherry blossom trees.
First, we gathered a few of the twigs to look like a tree. Then we wrapped some yarn around the sticks at the base to hold them together.
We used a brown yarn which actually made the bottom look like a tree trunk. We simply knotted the yarn around the sticks, wrapped it around and around, and knotted again at the bottom.
Next, we tore up little bits of tissue paper.
Sammy wanted to make them into tiny balls to look more like blossoms – so he did. We also left some just as little squares. Then we got a container, put some glue in, and dipped the tissue paper squares and balls into the glue.
After the tissue paper was dipped, Sam and Madeline put it on the tree. I was surprised by how well it stayed. stuck right on!
We then took some clay and stuck the tree into it so it would stand. We used some clay we had on hand, but you could easily use playdough.
I think it looks so pretty! This spring craft for kids has certainly brightened up our family room with those pretty pink blossoms. And serves as a reminder about what is right around the corner too.
This activity was a great sensory activity for my preschoolers. He went through a phase where he was unsure of certain sensory activities, so I have been giving him different opportunities to play with different sensations. Glue and tissue paper is certainly quite the sensation!
Thank you for reading friends, I hope you are having a lovely week!