Cherry Tree Painting for Kids

This Cherry Tree Painting is perfect for encouraging creativity and fine motor skills with your preschoolers this Fall. Learn about fruit, orchards, and trees with this fun painting for kids activity. You’re not going to want to miss it!

collage of Cherry Tree Painting for Kids images with text: Cherry Tree Process Art Painting for KidsFall is a wonderful time to learn about fruit trees. And today’s topic was Cherry, so we did some wonderfully creative cherry tree painting.

child adding cardstock collage pieces to painted cherry tree artCherries are known as a “stone fruit.” Their skin can be a variety of colors, from dark red to yellow or orange. They can taste sweet or sour. A cherry has a pit in the center.

Learning about fruit and orchards is a great way to explore nature and life cycles with preschool-aged learners.

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

child adding pink cardstock collage pieces to cherry tree paintingWe used blue cardstock as our background paper and then made tree trunks and added pink cherry blossoms. Both kiddos had the opportunity to get creative with paint and paper while making this adorable cherry tree process art.

child cutting out small cardstock collage pieces to make cherry blossomsCherry Tree Painting

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Confetti
  • Background Paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors

child making cherry tree art using cardstock and paintHere’s how to do it

Set Up

  • Set out Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.
  • Help each child trace his arm on brown paper.
  • Explain that these outlines will become “tree trunks.”


  • What do you notice about the photo?
  • What colors do you see?
  • How else can you decorate your page?


  • Does the child use the materials to create a collage?
  • Does she use thumb and index finger to pick up confetti and apply it to the page?

child adding collage pieces to cherry tree painting to make cherry blossomsThis engaging and hands-on painting activity was a favorite for both kiddos and of course, it’s so versatile.

child's paper collage cherry blossoms on cherry tree paintingThe little guy painted his cherry trees and then made his own confetti for the cherry blossoms. Baby girl made her tree trunk from cardstock and then painted cherry blossoms.

child's finished cherry tree paintingDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Orchard Harvest theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of Cherry Tree Painting for Kids images with text: Cherry Tree Process Art for Preschoolers