Friday, April 25, 2014

Tissue Paper Painting in the Creativity Studio

Bleeding tissue paper may look nearly identical to ordinary tissue paper, but add a couple drops of water and the colorful and thrilling results quickly demonstrate that it is actually quite special!  During this drop-in activity in our Creativity Studio, children explored a range of painting techniques using bleeding tissue paper, water, and white construction paper.  By applying water with spray bottles, using paint brushes, or dipping the tissue paper itself in a cup of water, children explored the endless ways of creation using this simple material!  Some children chose to remove the tissue paper instantly from their white paper to see the color transfer while others opted for covering their entire paper and allowing the artwork to dry before removing the tissue paper for a grand reveal.  We also provided scissors, and many children
created representational images alongside the many beautifully abstract and colorful creations.  

*Fun Tip—Add a splash of white vinegar to your water for extra vibrant colors!

Creativity Studio drop-ins enhance any visit to DCM. Drop by between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. the next time you are here! 

Blogger Katie Fodor is a Program Developer at DuPage Children's Museum. Katie has an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University. Katie joined DCM’s team in the summer of 2013. 

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