Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tissue Paper Collage

Tissue paper is a lovely medium for children as it is easy for them to tear and also can be layered and layered and layered.

I gave Finn two sheets of tissue paper and showed him how to rip it without scrunching it and how to apply the glue (PVA mixed with water) to the paper, and then on top of the tissue paper. He discovered for himself that applying the two colours on top of each other created a new colour, and that you can create some wonderful textural effects with the paper if it is crumpled before applying it.

I gave him access to choose other bits and pieces from his collage box to finish his 'monster', and allowed it to dry in the sun.

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