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DIY Spring Trees: Tips for a creative afternoon

Today we created two simple spring trees dominated by green leaves. In the first case we glued the green leaves out of colored paper. In the second creation we made them somewhat untraditionally. Sponge. In this article you will find inspiration on how to make easy and nice spring trees with children.

What we made

We created two pictures of spring trees with leaves sprouting. First, the children glued green leaves on white paper. They already knew this creation, because in autumn they stuck to the trees red and orange leaves. In the second drawing, the sheets were printed on the paper using a sponge that is used, for example, for washing dishes.

Suitable for: 2+ years old

Manufactured is suitable for children from two years. Children who are not interested in gluing can try working with a sponge. Filip at two and a half years enjoyed this part the most. He was printing with a sponge, he wanted to make sheets, and if I didn’t take his drawing, he would have been printing even now. 🙂

DIY Spring Trees: Tips for a creative afternoon

What you need

For gluing the tree (tree 1)

  • Color papers
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

For printing (tree 2)

  • Tempera colours (green and yellow or yellow and blue)
  • Sponge (ordinary sponge used for washing dishes)
  • Pin
  • Scissors
  • White paper
  • Brown crayon to draw a tree

How to do it

Tree 1

I cut the leaves from dark and light green paper. I drew a tree on white paper. The children glued the leaves into the tree top. Martin was very good at glueing and after a while he was finished. For Filip, gluing was more difficult, but eventually he managed to stick all the sheets on the paper.

Tree 2

On a white paper I drew a crayon tree. I cut the sponge for washing dishes into thirds and attached one third to a peg. My goal was not to get too large a surface to paint. At the same time, the sponge must not fall off the peg. You can use a clean, clean, dry sponge that you would otherwise throw away. It does not have to be new, because the printing sponge stains and destroys.

I put green and yellow paint on the mat, added some water. The children soaked the sponge and the peg in color and printed on paper. They created green leaves in an unconventional way.

DIY Spring Trees: Tips for a creative afternoon

In conclusion

Sponge printing was a great success. Filip was enthusiastic and enjoyed this creation very much. Martin already knew the work with the sponge and was very satisfied with the activity.

I wish you a lot of fun. 🙂

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Yours Tereza

Tereza Krcek

Mum of two boys, based in Prague, Czech Republic.  / Mutter von zwei Jungen aus Prag, Tschechische Republik.

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