Let your kids get hands on with the room decorations this Easter. They will love the process of creating art with bleeding tissue paper and you’ll love the watercolor effect it produces when it’s dry! See how to turn a kids craft activity into a beautiful Easter garland to hang behind your kids table.DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links, which come at no cost to you. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here.
My girls are no strangers to bleeding tissue paper art as they’ve already created some custom prints for their bedrooms and a colorful turkey last Thanksgiving. Since we have that one 100 piece pack full of 25 colors, we plan to mix this craft type into more holidays moving forward.
- Bleeding tissue paper (you can’t use regular tissue paper as it won’t give the same effect!)
- Watercolor paper
- Spray bottle
- Plastic table cloth
First cover your surface with a PLASTIC table cloth. Don’t use newspaper as it might soak through and stain your table!
Next, spray your watercolor paper enough to cover it to be wet, not soaked.
Rip up pieces of the bleeding tissue paper and lay them onto your paper in any design you want. In previous projects I cut the papers before hand but letting them rip it up made another step they could get involved in.
When complete, spray more water over the tissue paper and watch the colors start to bleed. I personally love the look of some blank areas where there were no tissue papers placed and the way the colors bled to that area.
Allow to dry thoroughly. Overnight is best. So yes, this is a two day craft with the fun part for the kids being day 1. But on day 2 they can see their process art come together to create something beautiful for the holiday!
After the pieces are dried, cut them into the shapes desired and attach for cardstock for a banner shape. Add letters to turn their art into a banner for the holiday season!
This would look great on a fireplace, in an entry way or over the kids table this Easter! Come back on Friday to see more tips on this cute and easy Easter kids table setup!