The Chinese Plum Blossom tree is considered to bring good luck and hope. I have done this project with four year olds with great success. It helps to tell the children that we are not painting the whole tree – just a section of it.
What you will need to paint this tree – light blue construction paper, brown paint, paint brush, glue and pink tissue paper cut into 2 x 2 inch squares.
Step One: On the left side, paint a line from top to bottom of the paper.
Step Two: From the trunk of the tree, make a sweeping line out – a curved line. Add a smaller sweeping line to it.
Step Three: Add a smaller sweeping, curved line going up. Let dry.
Step Four: Squeeze a dot of glue wherever you would like to place a blossom.
Step Five: Take a pink square of tissue and squish it up so that it forms a little blossom. Place on glue dot. Let dry.