One of our favorite activities every year is filling the Museum’s lobby windows Tissue Paper Cherry Blossoms. At the beginning of spring, CMEE staff paint bare trees onto the lobby windows and we invite family and friends to fill the branches with these blossoms. It is a simple craft that fills the room with light, color and fun.
- Brown paint
- Pink tissue paper (it can be any color, really)
- Tape (double-sided if you have it)
- Paint a large tree with lots of branches onto a window your child can reach.
- While waiting for the tree to dry, rip up and crumble small pieces of tissue paper, about 2″ x 2″.
- Use tape to attach the tissue paper to the branches.
As the seasons change, you can replace the tissue paper blossoms with green leaves, fall foliage, and even paper apples!
Do you have a craft or activity you think other members of the CMEE community would enjoy? Email the Museum’s Director of Floral Operations, Liz Bard!