It almost feels like spring here and to help us feel more like springtime we are doing a few crafts. We did a fun Winter Birch tree and to help with spring we are making a spring version!
We love simple projects that everyone can do and often times can be done in just a few minutes. The Spring Birch Trees is a great one for that.
Painting projects don’t have to be huge or long complicated things. Often times the most simple crafts and painting we enjoy the most.
Birch trees are some of our favorites to look at during the year. They have loads of fun changes to them. We wanted to keep doing some spring seasonal stuff and they asked if we could do a birch tree for spring like we did the winter ones.
This was a fun yes we can project that made everyone happy.
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How to Make the Watercolor Birch Trees
We started by using the white oil pastel to draw out trees on the paper. We started near the bottom of the page and drew the trees up to the top of the paper. We drew straight lines, angled lines and curlved lines. We saw a few trees this winter get bent into different shapes. We talked about if our trees had been bent or not.
We changed things up and drew out black lines on our birch before painting. They wanted to do it that way this time. We used the black oil pastel to make the lines.
The next step we did was the use the watercolors and paint the ground around the trees. This was fun to use bright green colors.
We then painted the leaves on the trees. Since there are not tons of leaves we only painted a few. We loaded up our paint brushes and pushed them flat onto the paper to make our leaves.
We added some flowers below the in the grass around the birch trees. We each picked the colors we wanted to use.
The final step we did was to paint the sky blue. We filled in all the open spaces and also decided if we needed more leaves on out trees as well.
Here is a look at our final paintings:
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