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*
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pens
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Scissors

* 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.

tissue paper painting easter eggs

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.

tissue paper painting easter eggs

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.

tissue paper painting easter eggs

BB trying to write his name!

Once the paper has dried, use your pens to draw your design on.

If you enjoyed these tissue paper painting Easter eggs be sure to check out my oil and water marbled Easter eggs and bunny colour match busy bag.

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Tissue paper painting easter eggs


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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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