This winter tree painting with cotton balls is a fun and easy winter craft that kids of all ages can enjoy.

MATERIALS – Canvas pad or white cardstock – Branch printable available below (optional) – Acrylic paint in black, white, blue and red – Black paint pen or fine tip marker – Paintbrushes & palette – Cotton balls – Clothespins

INSTRUCTIONS 1. First, you need to decide if you are going to draw out the branch or use my template.

2. Paint the background first, we used a nice vibrant blue and then mixed in some white for a bit of texture and interest. Using a larger brush to paint the background makes this easier for kids.

3. Once your sky is completely dry, draw in your branch. If you are using the printable you can just skip this step.

4. Paint the branch black, I like to use a smaller brush for this step. It makes it easier for kids to paint in the thinner branches and get better detail.

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