I have another brilliant guest post for you this week, this time from the wonderful Becky over at 3Princessand1Dude. Becky amazes me that not only does she do some brilliant crafts, activities and recipes with her 4 children – she manages to find time to blog about it as well! Today she is sharing this simple yet effective tissue paper painting….

 

We recieved something similar to this on canvas tote bags last summer when we tried out a kids crafty subscription box and to be honest the effect was a bit rubbish. I bought some cheaper (yes cheaper!!) craft tissue paper and thought I would try again with something a little different…

You will need:

  • White Card
  • Tissue Paper cut into desired shapes and sizes
  • 1/2 jar Cold Water
  • Paintbrush

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You will also need to protect your work surface and clothes as we found the wet tissue can stain! You have been warned!


Jenson is 4 and he was able to prepare and follow this activity independently.

1. ‘Paint’ your card with water, not to much we aren’t going for the saturated look!

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2. Take your tissue shapes, we used blue and green rectangles for an under the sea effect, and place them all over your paper..


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dabbing them down as you go…

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You might find that the card has dried up in this case dab with a bit more water as you go along (only if needed)

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3. You should end up with something like this, which needs to be left to dry…

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4. Once it is dry, peel off the tissue paper…

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and underneath you will find some ‘magic’ has occurred…

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The finished product can then be used any way you like….

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Left as it is as a cool and contemporary piece of art…

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Folded in half and becomes a Father’s Day card…

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An underwater scene with glittery under the sea stickers…

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Or a background for some sequin sticking.

We absolutely loved this activity and the effects we were left with. And that it can be used for such a variety of things too means this could possibly be my new favourite  kids craft!

Thank you Becky. I can’t believe we haven’t done this before it looks so easy yet the results are beautiful. I can’t wait to try it with the Little Tots. If you like this then why not give Becky a follow for lots more fun ideas:

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