Cherry Blossom Art from a Recycled Soda Bottle
Pink blossoms will soon appear on trees, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival starts on March 20. In 1912 the city of Tokyo, Japan, gave Washington, D.C., a beautiful gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees. This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of that gift. Make cherry blossom artwork with a recycled 2-liter soda bottle as a stamp! Here are the detailed instructions. Start by using dark paint to paint a branch on poster board. I cut this piece of poster board in half lengthwise because I want it to look more like an art panel than a poster. Once the branch is painted, let it dry before continuing with the stamping. Now let’s do the stamping. The bottom of 2-liter soda bottle has five points like the five petals of a cherry blossom. Press the plastic bottle on the poster board, then lift up.