First we looked at photos of Cherry blossom trees and discover the culture and traditions that surround Japanese cherry blossom trees. http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/article/Japan/Japanese-Cherry-Blossom-Trees/1582
First we used chalk to make fingerprint creatures (birds and monkeys) and outlined them with a fine tip black marker.
We used tissue on their finger so they could move the tissue over a little when they change colors and they don't get their fingers dirty. Then draw fur and feathers and details
I went around the room and painted a wavy line from top to bottom of their paper with watered down tempra, idia ink works well too. Each student had a tiny coffee straw and first blew the branched down the left side then turned the paper and blew down the right side. We glued a large popcicle stick on both ends and tied yarn on the ends