In 1912, Washington DC, received a spectacular gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Tokyo, Japan. 100 years later, people from all over the world are still enjoying the benefits of this wonderful gift. Talk about the gift that keeps giving! We are going to make our own cherry blossom branch craft using pink, red, and white squares of tissue paper and ‘scrunching’ and gluing them onto an empty branch in honor of one of our nation’s most beloved treasures.
Let’s celebrate Cherry Blossom season!
- Pink, red, white tissue paper
- Print the Kraftykid tree branch template.
- Tear the pink, red, white tissue paper into small squares about 1 ½ inch square.
- Scrunch the paper together to form a small ball.
- Glue to the empty branch.
Here’s a really cute one using a snowflake template.
Did you know that January 19th is National Popcorn Day? The way that kids like popcorn it should be National Popcorn Month. This is a fun project for kids because, well, it’s Popcorn! And, they also get to tear pieces of yellow tissue paper into small pieces which they love to do!
- Kraftykid popcorn bag template
- Yellow tissue paper
- Construction paper
1. Print out the Kraftykid popcorn bag template and cut out the popcorn bag.
2. Glue the popcorn bag onto the piece of construction paper.
3. Tear pieces of yellow tissue paper into small squares about 2 inches by 2 inches and create a pile for each child.
4. Scrunch the tissue paper into a ball and glue onto the paper so that you fill up the popcorn bag with popcorn.
Tissue Paper Craft Improves Hand Dexterity Skills for Preschoolers
Tissue Paper crafts are great crafts to use with preschoolers. They aren’t too messy and it takes a while to form little balls of tissue paper and glue to the paper. It’s also a good way for them to practice hand dexterity skills while creating nice, three dimensional results. This particular craft is a good example of abstract art.
Here’s a fun sunny sun catcher craft for you to make. We used shades of orange and yellow tissue paper with just a hint of blue but you can create your own sun catcher using any craps of tissue paper, glue and construction paper that you have at home