Introduction: How to Paint a Cherry Blossom

  • Carefully read instructions before beginning project
  • A fun and simple activity for all ages!
    • Painting may get messy so paper towels are suggested but optional
    • The orientation of the canvas may be vertical or horizontal- it's up to you!

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You'll need

  • A bottle
  • Water in a cup
  • Paint- pink, white and black
  • Paintbrush
  • Three paper plates
  • Canvas
  • Pencil

Step 2: Dispense Paint Onto Paper Plates

Lay out three paper plates for your paints.

  • First plate- dispense the pink paint
  • Second plate- dispense the black paint
  • Third plate- dispense the black and white paint and combine to get gray
  • Optional- add about a teaspoon of water to make it easier to paint and use cup of water as needed to clean brush

Step 3: Draw a Moon in the Left Corner

Lightly draw a circle in the left corner to resemble a moon

Step 4: Paint Canvas Gray

Paint the entire canvas gray avoiding the circle you just sketched

Step 5: Paint the Trunk of the Tree

Grab your paintbrush and draw a thick vertical line that resembles a tree trunk. It should be slightly uneven, as pictured above, to appear more natural

Step 6: Add Branches

Paint branches coming out of the tree. Make sure to make them slightly crooked and evenly spaced out as pictured above.

Step 7: Dip Bottle Into the Paint Mixture

Dip bottle into the pink paint and evenly coat the bottom to ensure a perfect application

Step 8: Stamp Paint Onto Canvas

Stamp the paint onto the canvas, attaching the cherry blossom to your branch

Step 9: Repeat As Many Times As Necessary

Repeat the stamping technique on all the branches to finish your cherry blossom

Step 10: Allow the Painting to Dry

After painting, allow your art to dry and you've finished!