We haven’t done tissue paper painting for years. I think the last craft we did with it was a Halloween one. As BB has never done it before, I thought it would be fun to introduce him to it with these tissue paper painting Easter eggs.
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To make your own tissue paper painting Easter eggs you will need:
- Tissue paper*
* Not all tissue paper will bleed their colour when you put water on it. Cheap and cheerful is the best way to go. If it looks like it has a waxy appearance, then it won’t work. I went through our stash of tissue paper to find it which ones would work. This tissue paper is meant to bleed though.
Draw your egg onto the pieces of paper. I did it in pencil, just because I didn’t want any pen to run with all the water.
Tear or cut out your pieces of tissue paper and place them onto your picture, then paint them with water. It was interesting to watch BB doing this part. He found that when he put the tissue paper onto the paper dry, it was really hard to get it to stay there before he started putting water on it. Instead he painted water onto the paper then placed the tissue paper on top of it. It gave the colour more of a chance to bleed into other colours.
Let the tissue paper dry before you start to peel it off. It also means that if your little one has drowned the paper in water, you won’t rip the paper while trying to get it off.
Once the paper has dried, use your pens to draw your design on.
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