Chinese New Year Peach Blossoms


As the Chinese New Year begins, homes blossom with traditional flowers and fruits. In addition to the decorative and festive effect, the fruits and flowers convey a rich and symbolic message. Each one has a long tradition of being a part of the Chinese New Year celebration. The peach tree is a symbol of longevity, growth, prosperity, and romance. It is one of the most popular motifs found in Chinese art. Make a 3-D picture of Peach Blossoms using paint, a straw and colored tissue. Each one will be unique!

Peach Blossom Art with Black Ink and Tissue


  • Straw
  • Black tempera paint
  • Construction or other thick white paper
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Elmer's Glue
  • Scissors

Blowing air through a straw to move paint


  • Put a few drops of black paint onto the lower portion of the paper.
  • Blow paint gently using straw.
  • Let dry.
  • Cut 1 1/2 inch squares of pink tissue. Using index fingertip or pencil eraser, place in center of square and fold tissue up.
  • Glue in random locations like flowers on branches.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Have your child practice blowing gently through the straw. They get excited and start blowing harder and you may get more than air!
  • Take a break after a few blows each so as not to get that light headed.