I originally planned this as a Chinese New Year craft for kids but truth be told it’s just as much to do with my desire for spring to start – I am done with the cold weather! This handprint cherry tree craft is super easy to make and uses one of our favourite ways to print – Duplo!
You will need:
Card for background
Let’s make it:
I know that we’re not the first to make a handprint tree craft ( I love this winter hand print tree from Fun-A-Day and this Valentines handprint tree from Arty Crafty Kids ) but truth be told I originally planned just to draw a normal tree – drawing trees is surprisingly hard though! Using a handprint is much easier and allows kids to practice both their scissor skills and controlling a pen or pencil – just place a hand on brown card, draw round it and then carefully cut it out – plus of course it makes a very cute keepsake!
Once your tree is set up all that you need to do is make your cherry blossom – we were out of pink paint so I mixed some up using white and a splash of red. Duplo is great for printing due to it’s chunky holes – megabricks should work just as well if you have those. Lego bricks might be a bit small but it might be fun to try alternating the two – perhaps you could use Lego bricks for some new green leaves on your tree.
As usual if you liked this craft do’t forget to bookmark or pin the image at the bottom of the page so you don’t forget about it – all of us need plenty of ideas to hand! If you’re hunting for more Chinese New Year crafts for kids why not check out this post with over 20 Chinese New Year crafts
Or if you’re after more things pink and pretty why not take a look at this round up of over 60 Valentines Day activities.