The other day, Jannique and I were working with a "craft in a box" kit that involved balling up square pieces of tissue paper and sticking them to a pre-glued template. It's a handy activity for little ones - especially when time is short.
We were happily scrunching bits of blue, pink and yellow tissue paper in our hands when Jannique requested some glitter.
I'm a big glitter fan so I never (ever) say no to the shiny stuff and I just love pulling out the little pots of shimmer glaze I found at a discount store this summer. They are fully washable and perfect for little hands. So, I obliged.
"Can I have some paper too mommy?"
I gave her a sheet of mat board left over from a framing project, and what happened next was magical. Jannique used the glitter glaze as glue as she took and pasted some tissue paper squares onto the mat board.
"There," she said. "I like that mommy."
And I did too.
We've got lots of great tissue paper art lesson plans on KinderArt.com. Here are just a few of them...
Tissue Paper Sunflowers
Tissue Paper Painting
Two Layer Painting