Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An Artist in the Making

As I was blog-surfing a few weeks ago, I came across a fun art project that looked perfect for young kids...tissue paper art.  Adair loves anything "crafty" (except coloring with crayons...I guess crayons are too amateur for her), so we tried it today and it was a huge hit. 

If you'd like to try this project with your own children, it's really simple. 

Here's what you'll need:
Card board
Tin foil
Tissue paper
Elmer's glue
Foam paint brush
Glitter (optional)
Sequins (optional)

~ Cover your card board with tin foil.
~ Cut your tissue paper into small pieces.  Squares, circles, hearts...your choice!
~ Pour some glue into a bowl and add a little water to make it thin enough to paint.
~ Cover your foil covered card board with a layer of glue, then place tissue paper on top.
~ Continue to add layers of glue and tissue paper until you are satisfied with your art.
~ Add glitter and sequins if desired.
~ Let dry completely before placing up right.

This kept Adair busy for at least an hour.  For more fun ideas visit  Have fun!

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