I love to find ideas using materials I already have around the house.
We first applied one coat of water to the paper (I used a heavier water color paper).
Next, your child (in theory) will dab dots all over the paper to resemble spring blossoms. I cringed as my daughter started painting lines instead of dots, and my vision of what this project was going to look like went out the window. I resisted the urge to control what she was doing (as I believe it's important to not inhibit, set limits or control on a child's art) and decided to take a different spin on the picture.
We added a little white paint to the pink mixture and made another attempt of dots. I added a few lines with Sharpee, and voila! I think it turned out better than the picture in my head - and was glad to be reminded that "There is no Right or Wrong in Art"!