These are beautiful!!! Students used 9 x 24" colored paper and three colors of tempera paint to make their backgrounds. We used mat board to spread the paint. I did have some metallic and neon paint that they used as well. They got to choose 3 colors and sprinkle the paint on the background before "pulling" the paint, making sure not to mix all the colors together.
Students were given a long strip of paper onto which they traced jar lids to make a circle representing the sun or the moon in the sky. Each student chose a colour to paint their background. Once dry, the branches of the cherry tree were created using black ink and straw blowing... skewers were glued to the top and bottom.