the decoration of a surface with applied paper cut-outs, often finished with varnish or lacquer.
This is one of my favorite art projects to do with the girls. It’s so simple and pretty foolproof. All you need is tissue paper or some other paper product and Modge Podge (I actually just use Elmer’s mixed with water for the girl’s projects). Then, you pick whatever object or surface you want to cover and let them “paint” until everything is good and coated. You could use this concept to decorate jewelry boxes, holiday projects, etc… I even used this idea to make canvas art for our playroom, covered in torn out pages from children’s books. I can’t stress enough how easy this is.
This week we made “stained glass” Easter eggs. I cut out an egg frame from poster board and laid wax paper on it. The girl’s then did the tissue paper additions to their masterpieces.
They turned out really pretty and they had a lot of fun making them.