In our neighborhood we always know when spring is coming. There are two kinds of trees that go into full bloom for a few weeks just when the weather starts to change. They add the most beautiful flash of color to our streets, and the kids get so excited when those flowers begin to drop to the ground. They are excellent inspiration for play and creating! This flowery tree spring craft for kids was inspired by this year’s blooms that we can see from out our window and all around the neighborhood. It’s a spring craft that would also go great with a preschool spring theme, a tree theme, or a seasons theme.
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You know we love to come up with creative ways to paint, so we left the paintbrushes in the craft cabinet for this activity. Instead head outdoors to see if you can find some tree bark or large bits of mulch to use as you stamp your tree trunk. For the leaves we used a loofah. You’ll also need some tempera paint, small squares of tissue paper in the color of flowers you’d like to add, glue and some cardstock or construction paper for your background.
Creating Your Flowery Spring Tree Craft for Kids
Watch the video below to see how we made our spring trees, or read the full tutorial below.
We started by using our mulch to stamp the bark of the tree. Yes, a few bits of mulch and dirt dropped off into the paint…but that made it even more authentic!
Next we added our leaves by using the loofah to stamp paint. If your kids haven’t stamp painted with a loofah yet, this is a fun activity to try all in itself! We use it for a ton of art projects like this popular snowy owl craft.
While the paint dries give those fine motor muscles a good workout by having kids crumble those bits of tissue paper. We talk extensively about fun ways to help kids learn to write before you even use a pencil, and this is one of them!
Once the paint is dry, squeeze some drops of glue onto the paper and add your “flowers.”
My daughter wanted her picture to look like the ones in our neighborhood so she added some flowers floating through the air and on the ground below the tree.
Now even after all the flowers on our trees are gone she’ll have a fun flowery tree spring craft to remind her of them.
You can also continue your spring tree inspired learning and play with our free printable spring tree math game.
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