Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tissue Paper Art Lesson

I ran this lesson the last week of Term.  We always seem to have lots of tissue paper around so I thought I would do an entire lesson based on Tissue Paper.

bleeding tissue paper
 We did:
  • Bleeding Tissue Paper Pictures
  • Tissue Paper Backgrounds for Black Trees
  • Tissue Paper Sun Catchers
It's a pretty simple lesson to run and you could do any of these things as a lesson/activity on its own if you don't have much time.  Certainly the bleeding tissue paper art was a big hit.

tissue paper & black trees

1. Bleeding Tissue Paper Pictures

What you need:
  • Tissue paper that bleeds (this is the stuff you get in the craft section not the tissue paper that is in the wrapping paper section.  If you can't find tissue paper that bleeds you can use crepe paper or streamers (we tried some streamers and they worked pretty well))
  • Thick paper or card
  • water pots with paint brushes 
  • wax crayons or black permanent markers
How To:
  • Get the children to draw a picture with the white wax crayon (optional)
  • place small ripped pieces of tissue paper in random places on picture and add water to stick them down.
  • Continue until the entire piece of paper is covered in tissue paper, making sure some pieces overlap
  • Leave to dry (if you are in a hurry you can use a hairdryer to dry pictures)
  • Leave as is or use a permanent marker to draw on picture
The Results:

2. Tissue Paper Backgrounds and Black Trees

What you need:
  • Tissue paper (it doesn't need to be the bleeding type this time around)
  • Thick paper or card
  • Glue (slightly watered down do its easy to brush on)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Black Paper
  • Scissors
How To:
  • Cover piece of paper with glue
  • Start adding small pieces of tissue paper in random over page
  • Keep going until whole page is covered, make sure some pieces overlap.  Don't worry if pieces go over the edges you can trim them off at the end.
  • Put another layer of glue over entire picture, ensuring all tissue paper is stuck down
  • Cut out a black tree from the paper
  • Glue tree on top of the background (you may not need to add more glue)
  • Leave to dry
The Results:
I love how the children got really creative here and added their own ideas.  Some added tissue paper or oil pastel to the trees.

3. Tissue Paper Easter Egg Suncatchers

What you need:
  • Coloured Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Contact paper (sticky book covering)
How To:
  • Draw an egg on the coloured paper.  
  • Draw another egg inside that egg
  • Cut out around outside and inside of egg so you have an egg frame
  • Place piece of contact paper in centre
  • Place small pieces of tissue paper all over the contact 
  • Stick to a window using Blu Tac
The Results:


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