Even though it seems way too soon, fall is almost here. Get the kids in the autumn spirit with a tissue paper painting project. Non-color-fast tissue paper is kind of the best. Because it doesn’t hold its color, when you get it wet it transfers. What do you get? Instant watercolors!
Kids can turn a plain piece of paper into a fall leaf with red, yellow and orange tissue paper. This printing project requires bright, bold colors – so hold off on soft yellows or pale pinky reds.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Red, orange and yellow tissue paper – If it says colorfast or it doesn’t bleed, don’t get it. It won’t work for this art activity.
· White construction paper or cardstock
· A marker – A permanent marker will hold up when you put the tissue paper on. If you want to add another layer to the DIY watercolor theme, use a washable marker. The colors will blend and mix with the wet tissue.
· A bowl or plastic container
· Paper towels
Here’s What to Do:
1. Draw a leaf onto a piece of paper. Your child should make it at least as large as her hand, preferably bigger.
2. Cut the leaf out.
3. Tear or cut apart the tissue.
4. Soak a paper towel in water.
5. Place the wet towel on the paper leaf and press down gently.
6. Flatten the tissue paper onto the wet leaf.
7. Dip another paper towel into a bowl or container of water. Wet the tissue paper-covered leaf with the paper towel.
8. Let the wet tissue paper sit on the leaf for a half hour or so.
9. Peel the tissue off to reveal the color underneath. Don’t worry if some of the tissue sticks. This will add a colorful texture to the project.
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