Tissue Paper Painted Fall Leaves

Toddlers and Preschoolers will love this autumn project. Simply pile small pieces of torn tissue paper onto a sheet of paper and spray with water. The colors from the tissue paper will bleed onto the paper and will merge, mingle and blend to make beautiful subtle patterns. Using fall colored tissue paper (reds oranges and yellows) and cutting out the finished art work into leaf shapes makes beautiful fall leaves. Mount the leaves onto a paper branch for a beautiful fall picture.

Tissue Paper Painted Fall Leaves

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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Materials

  • Pen (Brown is ideal)
  • Spray Bottle of water
  • Tissue Paper in Fall Colors (Reds, Oranges, Yellows)
  • White Card or Paper

Instructions

  • Step 1

  • Step 3

  • Step 4

  1. Tear the tissue paper into small pieces
  2. Scatter over the card or paper
  3. Spray with water
  4. Leave to dry completely. Then remove the tissue paper pieces.
  5. Cut out leaf shapes from the dried. colored paper
  6. Draw veins on the leaves with a pen
  7. If desired mount the leaves on another sheet of paper. You oculd draw a tree trunk and branches in brown marker or cut out a branch from paper and then arrange the leaves on those.

Tips

  1. You must ensure that the spray covers the entire paper - the colors will only spread where the tissue paper gets wet
  2. Not all tissue paper bleeds color - make sure that your tissue paper does before starting this project!

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Useful supplies

Dmd Tissue Value Packs 20 Inch by 26 Inch 100/Package, Assorted
Strathmore STR-27-209 20 Sheet Kids Paint Pad, 9 by 12"
$7.63 Buy on Amazon
Fantasea Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 2.5 Ounce
$4.50 Buy on Amazon

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson
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The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages, by Leo Buscaglia
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It's Fall (Celebrate the Seasons! (Paperback)), by Linda Glaser
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Let It Fall, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

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