Spring Art for Kids ~ Fingerprint Cherry Tree
Kid art and party decorations has become the focus of our last few days in preparation for Annika’s Art Party. There will be a mini gallery of Annika’s master pieces, so she has been busy adding to her collection. Her little finger print cherry tree is a simple way to make spring art for kids.
Annika started by mixing a few shades of blue for the sky and a few shades of green for the hill. Mixing colors is a great skill for kiddos to learn and it is so much fun discovering what the new color will be. When we are creating specific colors like sky or grass, I only offer varying shades of one color. That way regardless of of the amount of each paint that is added, the color will be in the right family. No muddy colors!
After the sky and grass dried, we moved the painting outside. She used the tree in front of our house as her inspiration. You can see the inspiration tree in the background of the above photo. I love how her tree turned out.
The flowers were created using her finger. She simply dipped it into a pallet of white, pink and purple and stamped it on the tree. Since the paint was mixed with her finger, she was able to create beautiful depth and variation of each flower.
Next came the sweet birds. I love this little addition. They look perfect climbing the hill, looking up at the tree. I love the simplicity of kid animals, they make them look so easy. This piece took a few steps to complete, but with a bit of guidance it turned out beautifully. This is something that will be treasured.