While looking at our special area for displaying holiday decorations that the girls have made over the years, Lovey decided we didn’t have enough put up for Easter. Never mind the array of eggs, birds, and bunnies that adorn our cabinets. She decided we needed something else, so I took a peek at our craft supplies and came up with this idea for an Easter craft.
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A while back we tried bleeding tissue paper art. There are many different process for using bleeding tissue paper, and we went for a messy one that first time. The girls both had fun, but this time Lovey didn’t want to have her hands stained for the day. We decided to try a different process, and it worked well.
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- Bleeding Art Tissue-Regular tissue paper will not work. The package must say “bleeding art tissue.” We used yellow and orange for this Easter craft.
- Watercolor Paper-We used watercolor paper for this project, but have also been successful using heavy cardstock for similar projects in the past.
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Rolling pin
- Construction paper in black and orange (from your scrap bin if you have one)
- Work surface-We used cardboard so we could recycle it when finished.
Lovey started by tearing the tissue paper into smaller pieces. This part is great fine motor practice!
She spread the tissue paper out all over the watercolor paper.
Then she sprayed the tissue paper until it was all wet.
Instead of pressing down on the paper with our hands this time, we used the rolling pin to gently roll the paper out and squeeze the color onto the watercolor paper. Some of the tissue paper does roll onto the pin a little, but it usually comes off on its own or you can gently peel it off it needed. Lovey liked this process, and ended up with clean hands when she was done.
We left the paper to dry. Then she peeled off the tissue paper to reveal her creation. With the two colors and the different layers of tissue paper you get a slightly marbled effect.
We trimmed the watercolor paper into the shape of a chick (sort of?). Then Lovey took over the decorating process. I didn’t have a plan for this part. I just asked her what she though the chick needed and let her set to work.
She started by using the discarded tissue paper to make wings. They even flap just a bit when the wind blows.
Then she wanted black ovals for eyes and a triangle beak that opens. We used a large orange square folded in half to make the beak she wanted.
And now her adorable little chick proudly hangs on display with our other Easter crafts. Although I’m sure he will have even more friends the next time Lovey is feeling crafty!
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My sons would love this paper, I’ll be with them. Thank you for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week thank you so much. .
Crystal @ Crystal's Tiny Treasures
My kids would love to use use bleeding tissue paper, I’ll be keeping my eyes out for it at the craft shops the next time I’m in the city. Thank you for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures. Happy Easter!
I like this idea of bleeding tissue paper. The chick is adorable. I have a feeling my daughter will enjoy this.
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This is adorable. You always have such great stuff. I’m going to be featuring it next week at Meaningful Mama. We love having you link up with us. Thanks so much!
Rachel @I Heart Crafty Things
What an adorable chick! We have never tried bleeding tissue before. I love your mess free way of using it!