When George Washington's father asked him if he chopped down the cherry tree, George replied "Father, I can not tell a lie". This famous story about George Washington is a fun one to tell your kids on President's day and this cute cherry tree craft is even more fun to make. We tried a new method for painting leaves on our tree this time and it turned out to be a lot of fun. If your child is too young to use beads for cherries you could always use fingerprints or cut-out red circles instead.

What you'll need:

  • White construction paper
  • Brown and green paint
  • Red pony beads
  • Paint brush
  • Glue
  • Paper towels
  • Tape
  • Pencil
How to make the cherry tree craft
  1. Draw a tree on the construction paper with the pencil.
  2. Bunch up a paper towel and use tape to secure it into it's bunched up shape.
  3. Pour some green paint on a paper plate, dip the paper towel "stamper" into the paint and stamp it on the top of the tree.
  4. Use the paint brush to paint the trunk brown.
  5. Once the paint is dry, put dots of glue on the green part of the tree and add the pony beads as cherries.
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