Tissue Paper Hearts ~Valentines Art for kids
This pack of Bleeding Tissue Paper has been in the back of our art cupboard for a while. We used it often before I started blogging, but for some reason it got pushed to the back of the cupboard and forgotten about. If you have not used bleeding tissue paper before, it is a special type of paper that is sold in art and craft supply stores. It is designed to run and bleed when it gets wet, creating a simple art work.
You will need:
- Heavy Weight Paper
- Bleeding Tissue Paper
- Paint Brush
- Container of water
- Spray Bottle
Once everything is good and wet, lay squares or strips of the bleeding tissue paper on top of the wet surface. We found that overlapping the tissue paper creates a wonderful effect. This process based art work is perfect for little fingers. Encourage them to continue painting their project with water, the wetter the better!
I also handed the kiddos a spray bottle, just to ensure that the tissue paper was entirely soaked. This step will intensify the colors of the tissue paper bleeding into the paper. The kids loved using the spray bottle.
Let the project dry entirely before lifting the tissue paper off to see their master piece. The kiddos enjoyed removing all the pieces of dry tissue paper and were excited to see what colors had transferred to their paper.
The colors are slightly muted from the original tissue paper colors, but still beautiful. A little glitter on top and they were perfect (according to the kids). Apparently a little glitter makes everything perfect:)
This is one of the easiest art projects, and perfect for even the littlest hands. I would love to try this with regular brightly colored tissue paper. Has anyone tried this with regular tissue paper and had good results?