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
- A bottle
- Water in a cup
- Paint- pink, white and black
- Three paper plates
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!