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Finger Paint Cherry Tree Pop Art

by on Aug 3rd, 2011

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Another school year just started for us and we wanted to introduce paint to the kids by starting with the finger paint. I have had experience with kids in the past that cried when we tried to make them paint with their hands! They just didn’t like the idea of getting their hands dirty! So finger painting is actually a small step for the child to slowly understand that it’s okay to get some paint on their hands.

Besides finger painting, we were also learning about the color red today. I wanted them to do a cherry blossom tree but that was just too difficult for the toddlers. So we decided to start simple and just have them paint the fruits instead. To make it livelier, we had them paste the tree unto a colored piece of paper and turned it into POP ART! Fun idea!

What you will need

  • Tree pattern
  • Red finger paint
  • Glue
  • Colored paper/construction paper

Step 1: Let the kids start putting cherries on the tree using their fingers. Some of the kids used all 5 fingers, while others just used 1 finger at a time




Step 2: Wipe off the paint and glue the tree to the colored paper of your choice

Step 3: Display and brighten up the room!




Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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