I found this idea on Pintrest! Awesome website! If you haven't checked it out yet, it's a teachers dream planning board! Originally when I had the students do this project, it was Cherry Blossom Festival time in DC so lots of the kids knew exactly what a cherry blossom tree looked like. First I had them use India Ink and a straw to "blow the ink" to create the branches. Next I set out pink,white and red paint on plates at each table. Students used empty water bottles to print the cherry blossoms on the branches.
Check out second grade's cherry blossoms below!