We revisited paint blowing that we did the other day for our next activity. Using straws to direct the paint is a great way to make branches and trees so we made a fingerprint tree with this technique. Children’s fingerprint art is always a win with parents and grandparents so this would be a fun gift idea! Try this activity for Mother’s Day coming up!
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Our activity started with this beautiful book, Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book. This book shows the transformation of seasons with adorable cut-outs and illustrations on each page.
They used the straws to blow the paint in different directions to create branches along the trunk. I encouraged them to blow mostly in the upper part of the tree.
I put a thin layer of green paint on a tray (not too much…you want it to almost be like a stamp pad). I told the girls to put their finger in the paint and stamp around the branches like leaves in a summer tree…Lila liked using all ten of her fingers at one time!
Lila LOVED adding her fingerprints but Willa was on to bigger and better things so she made a fall tree!
This would be a fun activity to do for all seasons by changing the leaf color or adding other details.