Last week I introduced Miss 3 to the process of tissue paper bleeding and it just about blew her mind. Just quietly, it also blew my mind as to how long it kept her engaged.
We then turned the finished artwork into roosters to herald the imminent arrival of the Year of the Rooster.
We used watercolour paper and tissue paper scraps.
We used two different brands of tissue paper with both brands giving different levels of vibrancy. You might want to test the tissue paper before setting this activity up for the kids. Nothing worse than a disappointed young artist!
The process is easy-peasy-
Paint the watercolour paper with water.
Lay your tissue paper over the top.
Apply another layer of water.
Set artwork aside to dry slightly.
Before tissue paper has completely dried, peel it off to reveal…..
We also created a collage of tissue paper on one sheet.
Glue different bits of tissue paper to watercolour paper. Simples.
To create your roosters, click here for the love heart template we used to create the bodies.
Print it out, trace the hearts onto your artwork and cut out.
There are two different sizes.
We then did some freeform cutting to create the other body parts and used some PVA glue to glue to the back of the body.
We painted some Chinese newspaper red and folded into envelopes, decorating with scrap paper and securing at the back with washi tape.
Wishing you a happy Year of the Rooster. Eat all of the dumplings!