Japanese Girl’s Day Cherry blossoms

file6-1Here is a simple painting activity using a different technique.

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The child uses a pipette to put a drop of brown liquid water colour paint onto he paper. You can dilute food colouring or poster paint to do this if yu don’t have liquid water colours.

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Then they blow the drop through a straw and chase the drop accross the page to make these lovely organic marks that lok like the brances of a cherry tree.

For young children you may need to practice blowing and then taking the straw out of your mouth to take a breath before blowing again … otherwise they may suck up the paint!

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Then the child can dab some cherry blossoms onto the branches. You could do this with a short stubby brush, a cotton bud or even a large tipped felt pen.

Another option would be to scrunch up pink tissue paper as I’ve used in this fine motor activity.

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Maybe you have some small flowers in your garden you can press and glue on?

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One thought on “Japanese Girl’s Day Cherry blossoms

  1. Cherry blossoms are so beautiful…like pink snow when they fall. I love the straw blowing for branches, can imagine that’s very popular work. Meg:)

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