Today is the first day of Spring, so Happy March 20th, and we are celebrating the awakening of mother nature from its long winter respite with this Spring 3D textured Cherry Blossoms Popcorn craft for kids.
What you will need:
- a tree printable (download for your personal use here)
- popped popcorn (we had a lot of half-used bags that went stale)
- glue or a hot glue gun
- water-soluble watercolor cakes
- watercolors paints (for blossoms)
- paint brushes
- salt (optional)
- glitter (optional)
Print your Tree PDF and color the background and the tree trunk with watercolors. Then, either using a regular glue or a hot glue gun glue popcorn to the branches. Once dried, paint “blossoms” popcorn with watercolors paints (we mixed fuschia pink and light pink color). As a final touch, you can sprinkle some pink glitter on the painted blossoms while the paint is still wet.
Optional: we also made 3D clouds by “drawing” with a hot glue gun two cloud-shapes and then sprinkling salt on the glue while it is still wet. We did a similar craft here 3D Jellyfish Watercolor Hot Glue Texture Raised Salt Painting Process Art.
See this craft on Instagram here.
Happy First Day of Spring! How do you celebrate nature’s awakening?
For more fun, Spring-inspired kids activities, see here Spring Inspired Themed Unit Study.
Please, always supervise your children while they are crafting and creating, Xoxo MontessoriFromTheHeart