Tissue Paper Christmas Tree

tree-1I’ve seen some really beautiful decorations made from just clear contact paper and tissue paper.
1. Cut two matching rectangles of clear contact paper.
2. Peel the backing off one piece of contact paper. Place it on the table with the sticky side up. Tear strips of colored tissue paper and lay across the contact paper, overlapping edges. NOTE: The tissue paper has a grain to it. Try tearing in both directions to see which one is easier. When the contact paper has filled up with tissue strips, peel the backing of the remaining rectangle and place on the strips so as to make a tissue paper sandwich.
3. Find or create a tree shape that you can use as a template. Trace onto the tissue collage and cut out. Use on a holiday card or punch hole in top and make a row of trees hanging from a string.

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  1. Daisy
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    We had a blast with this today. Thank you so much.

    We made Christmas Tree ones and ornament balls. With the ornament template the children just ripped up various colors of tissue paper and made a collage. They had so much fun.

    I think this would be great for Easter eggs in spring, too!

  2. Kathy Barbro
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    Thanks Daisy,
    I did actually first see this idea as Easter eggs that were hanging in a window. Great minds thing alike!

  3. preschooldaze
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    oh, so glad to have found your site.

    eager to read more.

    this project is wonderfully simple.

  4. Shirley
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    Great project! I was just looking for something to do with my grand daughter on Monday – and tree ornaments to take home is a fabulous idea!! I love your site and don’t tell you that often enough!!!

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