Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cherry Blossoms for Easter


Okay, so I am loving the ideas coming from Shel at One Sweet World over the last few weeks. Today I am sharing another one of her wonderful projects which Reece loved and shared as Easter gifts with his Nana and Papa, Nono and Granddad and his Godparents.

The project is simple and yet creates a beautiful piece of art. We picked up some bristol board and a bottle of pop at the Dollar Store. At home, we mixed up some paint, I painted a cherry blossom branch on each piece of bristol board and then Reece grabbed the coke bottle and began adding the cherry blossoms.

He had a great time creating the cherry blossoms and was eager to share them with the people he loves.







Isn't it amazing how the bottom of the pop bottle makes a lovely cherry blossom?

27 comments:

  1. you've been doing so many creative things! love this!

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  2. What a neat idea! Another way to do (and a bit more messy) is to let Reece put his finger tips in paint and have the "flower petals" be his finger prints.

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    1. Thanks! And love your other way to do it, Reece would love that.

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  3. I saw this on pinterest and wondered if it would really turn out if done by children. Now I see it does. Lovely! I think I would save this for my 5 year old, though as I am pretty sure my 2 year old would paint himself full of cherry blossoms.

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    1. That's the first thing I thought too! My toddler would be all over the table. She's have cherry blossom gloves before she got any on the tree!

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    2. It definitely does not look like the one on pinterest, but I was very please with how it turned out. I won't lie it was definitely a little messy, getting the paint from the plate to the painting with it dripping all over the place and then the splatter when Reece wanted to see what would happen if he hit the bottle down instead of pressing it...you get the picture.

      Messy = fun though, and he definitely had fun doing it.

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  4. Oh, I love cherry blossoms! What a fun project!

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  5. sooo fun. they turned out beautiful!!! :)

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  6. Love. Love. Love. And what a nice gift to give!! I love how they are all a bit different, too. Thanks for sharing.... I will be doing this craft!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly. Everyone who received one loved it too :)

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  7. What a really neat project! I love how he actually followed the branches of the tree. Sofia would have been off the tree and on to the table. I suppose that's the difference between two and half and three!

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    1. Yeah, he follows direction fairly well...most of the time :)

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  8. How clever! I'll have to check out One Sweet World too.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I think you will like Shel over at One Sweet World, she is awesome.

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  9. That is the sweetest idea! I am going to have to pick up a bottle of coke [that's what we call all soda in the south] and do this with the wee one!

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    1. Thanks Tracey. And yes I know too well that it is called soda in the south, spent two weeks every summer from age 6 to 16 in Myrtle Beach :)

      Hope the wee one likes it!

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  10. beautiful! i can imagine how proud he must have been to share his art! ps- i enjoyed your toddler food post over at little homestead in the desert :)

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    1. Thanks Heather, glad you enjoyed the post.

      And yes, Reece was so proud to share his artwork. He gets this little grin on his face as he shares it with them, super cute.

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  11. Love this!
    How great is using a bottle for this- perfect.

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