Cherry blossom tree craft

Cherry Blossom Tissue Paper Craft

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There’s something magical about springtime when the blossoms start popping up on all of the trees.

This year my son was so impressed with how the trees seemed to come into bloom almost overnight. So when I was planning for our preschool unit on Japan, I wanted to include a craft that involved cherry blossoms.

This cherry blossom tree craft is so cute and fun to make. All you need is a few simple materials that you probably already have on hand.

And the end result is beautiful, so your child will feel proud of their efforts!

Cherry blossom craft


Materials for the cherry blossom craft
  • Tissue paper (pink and white, green and blue optional)
  • Paper towel roll
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A piece of cardboard

Instructions for the cherry blossom tree craft:

Cut your paper towel roll into two pieces, about 2/3 of the way down.

Paper towel roll cut for a cherry blossom craft

On both piece, cut downward at 1/4 inch intervals to make the branches. Make the branches longer on the longer piece of the paper towel roll.

Paper towel roll pieces cut into branches of the cherry tree

On the short roll, make two slits on the bottom so that it will fold in to fit into the bigger piece. Put glue on the bottom of the smaller piece and gently push it into the top of the bigger piece to make the top layer of the tree.

Putting the layers of the paper towel roll together to form the tree

On the bottom of your tree, make five slits and fold to a 90-degree angle. Glue these tabs onto your piece of cardboard.

Base of paper towel roll glued to cardboard

Cut pieces of white and pink tissue paper into 2″x 2″ squares. Crinkle up the tissue paper squares and begin gluing pink and white tissue balls onto the branches. For a fuller tree, glue tissue onto both the top and bottom of the branches, filling in any empty-looking places.

Putting tissue paper on the tree to make the cherry blossoms

Take crumpled green tissue squares and glue them to the area around the base of the tree for your grass. These squares can be bigger and less crumpled than your flower tissue squares.

Cut a strip of blue tissue paper, crumple it, and glue it across the cardboard to make a stream.

Gluing green and blue tissue to make grass and a stream

Let your craft dry and enjoy your cherry blossom tree!

Completed cherry blossom craft

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