Blooming tree cards

This Spring/Easter season I'm running a bit late with our new handmade greeting cards.
We have a time off school here in UK, sunny warm days came up in London and I focused on outdoor living with my daughter.
We were seeding and planting flowers, fruits and vegetables in our garden containers.Play at near playground and visited few great places here in London, like Kew Gardens as usual when everything is starting to bloom and the English world is looking colorful again ;)

Kew Gardens, London
Kew Gardens, London

The Hive at Kew Gardens, London

The Hive at Kew Gardens, London

We also had little Egg Hunt party in our back garden as we do every year, kids absolutely loved it again :)

If you planning to throw an Egg Hunt or party this Easter I've got a nice FREE PRINTABLE pack over HERE for you ;)

All followed by simple face craft workshop that day :)

We have also a school project to complete as every half term...
So please be understanding this year :)

Today we're presenting fun pretty and very easy
blooming tree cards!
Yes I know, Its late...but with some time on your hands it can be just an awesome Spring art activity with little ones.
Lots of fun, I promise!

Materials needed:
- blank greeting cards or cardstock
- black acrylic paint
- white, red, yellow, blue acrylic paint
- drinking straw
- few cotton buds

Step 1.

Mix black paint with water - 50/50.
Start with a big splodge at the bottom of your card...

Now give you child a straw, watch Ela demonstrating what to do next in the video over HERE.

I noticed Its a truly great exercise, kids will not only learn to control the strength of their blowing but also a composition of an artwork.
The satisfaction afterward is huge!

Starting to blow slowly, pushing the large splodge to the top and forming a tree trunk.
Then by rotating card  make branches with quick strong blows.

Here's happy Ela with her results :)    

Step 2.

When the trees has dried you will need to mix some paints to make Spring flowers.
Lots of white...

red and a dash of blue (optional).
You can also use yellow paint instead of blue and red.Experiment.

We made few shades of pink.

Step 3.

With a cotton buds make several flowers using different shades.

We add some fallen ones under the tree too.

Ela has enjoyed the blowing technique so much she spend another hour creating some abstract pictures :)

Here's the final result!
Pretty and simple.
You could add some words, maybe a few green leaves.I decide to leave it just as it is.

We've done yellow tones too.

 Why not make an little artwork using neon pens ;)

                                              HAPPY SPRING!


  1. Great post and it has some amazing pictures. Thanks for posting. I am sure a lot of people can utilize this idea. Keep it up.

    1. Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog and for this uplifting comment :)
      All the best!

  2. It is a great idea! My daughter likes painting activities and I'm sure she will enjoy making blooming tree cards.

    1. Thank you very much,
      It would be great if you share your results on our Facebook page ;)
      All the best!