Crafts & activities

Make your own cherry blossom and bumblebee decorations for spring

It's officially spring! So, get crafty with the kids and make some everlasting cherry blossoms decorated with little fuzzy bees, inspired by What To Look For In Spring.

Suzie Attaway
Photograph of homemade cherry blossoms and bees alongside a book called What to Look for in Spring by Elizabeth Jenner
© Suzie Attaway

You will need:

·  Bright pink, light pink, and white tissue paper

·  Twigs from the garden or local park/wood

·  Yellow and black pom poms

·  Black wool

·  Wiggly eyes

·  Pencil

·  Scissors

·  Glue

How to make your cherry blossoms and bees:

Photo of pink tissue paper with a simple flower design drawn on in pencil alongside some scissors, ready to cut out
© Suzie Attaway

1. First, cut* the different coloured tissue paper into squares measuring 6cm x 6cm and 8cm x 8cm. Then using your pencil, draw and cut out a simple flower shape.

*Little crafters, make sure an adult is helping you when using the scissors!

Photo to pink tissue paper folded and pushed together to resemble a cherry blossom
© Suzie Attaway

2. Next, pair the small and large tissue paper flowers together in contrasting colours, and scrunch them by pinching and twisting underneath with your finger tips. Fluff out the ‘petals’.

Photo of tissue paper cherry blossoms being stuck onto a twig with glue
© Suzie Attaway

3. Once you’ve made a bunch of cherry blossoms, glue them to the twigs.

Photo of yellow pom poms being wrapped in black wool to resemble a bees body
© Suzie Attaway

4. To make the fuzzy bees, first glue the black and yellow pom poms together. Wrap a small length of black wool around the middle of the yellow ‘body’ sections twice and glue this in place.

Photo to pom pom bees having wiggly eyes and paper wings stuck on with glue
© Suzie Attaway

5. Then, cut out some white tissue paper ‘wings’ and glue those to the tops of each bee. Add some small wiggle eyes, and voila – you have some bees!

Photo of pom pom bee being stuck onto twig alongside tissue paper cherry blossoms with glue
© Suzie Attaway

6. Finish off by sticking the bees to the cherry blossom twigs with glue, and then leave to dry before displaying in a vase or jug.

Photo of homemade cherry blossom with pom pom bees in a clear jug against a pale pink wall
© Suzie Attaway

Thanks to Suzie Attaway for putting together this crafting activity! For more fun crafts and styling, check out Suzie's Instagram @craftpropstylist

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