Winter Birch Tree Painting

Feb 22, 2016

There’s something about winter that is just so beautiful—but man, it can be cold too.

When it’s just too cold to get outside and play, we like to craft a little bit of winter inside.

This winter birch tree painting was fun to make and kept the kiddos busy on a cold winter’s day.

You Will Need:

  • watercolour paper
  • watercolour paints, water and brush
  • coloured cardstock paper (colour of your choice)
  • scissors
  • glue

Watercolour painter, watercolour paints, scissors, glue and a paintbrush.

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1. Grab a piece of watercolour paper and, using a thin paint brush and black watercolour paint, paint thin black lines all over your paper. Allow to dry.

Small black stripes painted on white paper.

2. Grab another piece of watercolour paper and cover the paper with your favourite watercolour paint colours. Allow it to dry as well.

A piece of paper covered with bright watercolour paint.

3. Take your sheet of painted black lines and cut out long tree shapes and thin branches. Glue these to a piece of cardstock paper. 

Birch trees on grey cardstock.

4. Grab your sheet of paper with all the colours of paint and cut out two bird shapes, two wings, two beaks and four legs. Glue these to your cardstock paper.

Birds and birch trees made out of paper.

5. To make this a more wintery scene, glue some white snowflakes to the paper. You can either cut these out of white paper, or if you have a hole punch, grab some paper dots from the punch.

This winter birch tree painting is so pretty, you’ll want to proudly display it all winter long.

Have fun and happy crafting!  Enjoy!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

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Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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