Kids Activities – Crepe paper art

The boys and I decided to get a little creative this week in preparation for Father’s Day coming up in September. We thought we would gift their Dad some awesome art works that we could then hang around the house.

I had a spare few canvases floating around and using Pinterest as my inspiration we decided to try some tissue paper art! I worked out pretty quickly thought that our tissue paper didn’t bleed as much as we liked so I found some spare crepe paper which worked a treat!!This process art is seriously so much fun and super duper easy! We all had a go at sticking down the colourful crepe paper and painting the canvas with water to make sure it stuck. The waiting 20 odd minutes was the only long part about this creative project. I think I was more impatient than the kids to see if it worked.

What you need:

  • Canvas
  • Crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Water

Step 1: Canvas and cut up crepe and tissue paper

Step 2: Wet the canvas with a wet paintbrush and start sticking down the shapes Step 3: Make sure there is plenty of water on the paper so that the colour bleeds onto the canvasStep 4: Wait for 20 minutes so that the colour soaks into the canvas Step 5: Peel off the paper slowly and watch the colour appear on the canvas!

NB:- we found the crepe was the best paper that allowed the colours to bleed onto the canvas. The tissue paper that we used didn’t leave as dark a stain on the canvas but the combination of the two, created a great effect!

The wooden Sunray arch and blue Stacking bridge are from Rose and Rex.