Tissue Paper Flowers

Need a pretty but inexpensive Mother’s Day project? Tissue paper flowers cost pennies and can be modified to neatly fit any size jar.   All you need is an old baby food jar, tissue paper, white glue and a couple of green pipe cleaners. This tissue flower project has been pretty popular, so I thought I’d repost it with the … Read More

How to Paint Snowy Skies

One of my favorite winter art projects for kids uses bleeding tissue paper to create a lovely swirl of snowy skies with just the right mix of color. All you need to do is overlap little squares of bleeding tissue paper on wet watercolor paper, wait a moment, and remove. The color left behind does all its magic. You would … Read More

Tissue Paper Collage Boxes

These tissue paper collage creations are made from old Mac keyboard boxes. I was happy to see that the narrow format encouraged more creative layouts. I recommend using the non-bleeding type of tissue paper for making images that do not run together. Most online art stores offer both the bleeding and non-bleeding type. These boxes were made by 2nd and … Read More

Dandelion Painting

Paint a dandelion tutorial with bleeding tissue paper and rubber cement for masking the flower. Super fun combo of media. MATERIALS • Watercolor paper • Bleeding tissue paper* • Paint brush and water • Ultra fine tip black Sharpie markers* *The above product links are referrals. If you click through and take action, I’ll be compensated a small amount, at … Read More

Winter Trees and Tissue Paper Skies

You can make this winter tree drawing with the help of bleeding tissue paper. Just apply water to small squares and they leave behind amazing swirly winter skies. This worked for a series of art trading cards today, but I can’t wait to try it on a larger format. You would think that a bunch of tissue squares would leave … Read More

Blooming Tissue Paper Flowers

Math and crafts make for fun steam projects for elementary students. These flowers are folded into quarters and eighths. MATERIALS • Card stock paper, blue • Card stock paper, green • Tissue paper, assorted colors • Glue stick • Scissors DIRECTIONS Students cut three stems from green paper and glue them to a blue background. Students are shown how to cut circles … Read More

Cast Tissue Tiles

I tried this wonderful Cast Tissue Paper project today. It worked really well for my range of kinder – 3rd graders. I just replaced the glue with liquid starch to keep things a little less sticky. MATERIALS • Rubbing Plates • Bleeding Tissue paper • White glue / water • Brush • Chip board • Duct tape DIRECTIONS PREP: Cut … Read More

Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

You can make tissue paper art projects for kids with small squares of turquoise and purple (make sure it’s bleeding tissue!). Apply water and they leave behind amazing swirly winter skies. This worked for a series of art trading cards today, but I can’t wait to try it on a larger format. You would think that a bunch of tissue … Read More

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