By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up
What you'll need:
- Brown chenille stems
- Pink tissue paper
- White craft glue
- Styrofoam ball, cut if half
How to make it:
- Cut chenille stems into unequal lengths, some long some medium.
- Twist two unlike lengths together and bend and twist ends to make them look like branches.
- Cut pink tissue paper into ½” squares.
- Lay branches onto work surface and line with a layer of white glue. Do not put glue on the stem.
- Place the handle end of a thin paintbrush into the center of a tissue paper square. Twist the tissue paper around the handle.
- While tissue paper is still on the end of the paintbrush handle, dot it onto the glue on the branch. Tissue paper should stick to the glue and slide right off the handle. Leave a space between tissue paper flowers and repeat process. Let dry.
- Turn branches over and repeat on other side.
- Paint the Styrofoam ball with brown paint and let dry.
- Insert branches into Styrofoam ball.
- Increase or decrease the size of the chenille stems and tissue paper squares to adjust the ease of use for the age of your child.
- Plum blossoms are usually pink but can also be a light pink or almost white. Use different shades of tissue paper to change up the craft.
- This makes a fun craft for spring, use any color tissue paper to adjust for the season!