Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kid Craft: Cherry Blossoms

 For Mother's Day this year, Hubs and Caitlin made the cutest craft for me; branches with paper cherry blossoms. It's beautiful!

(The pictures don't really do it justice because I have some weird problem with pictures and indoor lighting.)


I love how Caitlin loves to do 'projects.' But let's be honest, most sweet, well-intentioned crafts that our kids make aren't something that we would decorate our house with if we didn't have kids. Please don't get me wrong. I love seeing her paintings, hand and foot prints, and random stuff that she has glued together. I display them for awhile and then lovingly tuck them into her memory box because I know that those things are so precious. But they aren't real permanent decoration.

But this one, I'm using as permanent decor in my house. In fact, I put it in our bathroom that we are updating because it's currently my favorite room in the house.

I had Hubs make a few extra blossoms so that I could take pictures and tell you how he did it.

What You Need:
Green tissue paper
Pink tissue paper
Pen or Pencil
Branches
Glue

What You Do:
  1. Cut  the pink tissue paper into 1" x 1" squares
  2. Cut the green tissue paper into triangles. I'm not exactly sure what the dimensions should be, but you want them smaller than the pink squares.

  3. Wrap the pink square around the tip of your pen (or pencil) so that the tip of the pen is in the center of the square.

  4. Take the pen out and twist the bottom. It should look like the picture below.

  5. Now set your twisted pink blossom in the center of your green triangle.
  6. Add some glue and place the branch on it.
  7. Wrap the green tissue around the pink blossom and branch.


  8. Repeat. A lot.

Simple. Sweet. And easy for your kiddos to make.

1 comment:

  1. Very cute. Almost as cute as Eric and Caitlin doing them together. Very thoughtful.

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