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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Chinese New Year: Plum Blossoms


Plum Blossom Craft

As Plum Blossoms are in full bloom during Winter in China, we cannot help but associate them with Chinese New Year.  They are so pretty and I would love to grow the real blossom, but for now we'll decorate our house with Craft Plum Blossom.  They are very like Cherry Blossom, my dream is to have a huge Cherry Blossom Tree in my garden to sit under and read.  There is one by my house but it is right next to a road and I would get some funny looks if I were to sit there!

These Plum Blossom in vases were so simple to make using pink tissue paper and brown pipe cleaners.

1. Take at least three brown pipe cleaners.

Chinese new Year Plum Blossom

2.  Twist the bottoms of the pipe cleaners together until you have created a branch.


Chinese New Year Plum Blossom


3.  Tear the tissue paper into strips.  Scrunch up each strip. 

We applied a little bit of PVA glue to each tissue paper ball.  We twisted and stuck each tissue paper blossom onto the pipe cleaner branches.

Chinese New Year Plum Blossom Craft

4.  Arrange your Tissue Paper Plum Blossoms into vases or bouquets.

Chinese New Year Plum Blossom Craft

Enjoy your Chinese New Year Plum Blossoms!
Chinese New Year Plum Blossom Craft

We also painted some simple Plum Blossom pictures.


Chinese New Year Plum Blossom Finger Print Craft
I painted a simple stem for Isabelle and she did pink finger print blossoms.

Chinese New Year Plum Blossom Finger Print Craft

As she finished her painting first, she also coloured in pink blossom over my crayon stem.

Chinese New Year Plum Blossom
She loves crayons! 



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Our Chinese New Year Plum Blossom Paintings.

We had a lovely Chinese feast tonight and I'm looking forward to Half Term this week!  

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