Tissue Paper Crafts

Cheap and cheerful, tissue paper is great for ripping and scrunching, sticking and moulding, and for making suncatchers and flowers and cards and lots more. My little girl liked nothing more than tearing up tissue paper, rolling it into a ball and sticking it down to make something for me, and you'll see one of her first attempts - a pretty pink tissue paper heart - below. 15 years later it still hangs in my office!

 

Autumn Leaf Collage

Autumn Leaf Collage

Scrunching tissue paper and sticking it always appeals to little kids, and you get a lovely textural result to put on display. It's possibly not so easy to see the shape of our autumn leaf in this picture, but the colours are lovely!

Bleeding Tissue Paper Hearts

Bleeding Tissue Paper Hearts

This was an experiment to see how the ink in our tissue paper would transfer itself to the lovely, textured watercolour paper. We ended up with some very pretty brightly-coloured paper which we cut into hearts for our home-made Valentine's Day cards.

Blossom tree craft

Blossom Tree Craft

Here is a quick and simple idea for a Chinese New Year or Spring craft which results in a pretty picture which any child will be proud of!

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Candy Corn Tissue Paper Collage

Candy Corn Tissue Paper Collage

Tearing, scrunching and sticking are popular activities with younger children, and this candy corn tissue paper collage is a fun way to incorporate all those things into a Halloween craft! It makes a satisfyingly textural picture, too. You can see the finished collage below.

Chinese Lantern Craft

Chinese Lantern Craft

Every Chinese New Year ends with a beautiful display of lanterns at the Lantern Festival. Your children can make their own colourful Chinese lantern craft for your Chinese New Year display. This lantern can be adapted for all ages of kids.

Happy Holi Sign

Happy Holi Sign

This bright and colourful sign starts off with a paint splat shape of card. Younger children will enjoy covering it with a mosaic of tissue paper and adding it to your Holi displays. It's a (relatively) mess-free Holi craft activity!

Holi Spring Tree

Holi Spring Tree

This is a lovely craft to do with younger children and can be relatively mess free - although fingers are almost certainly going to end up gluey!

Large Snowflake Craft

Large Snowflake Craft

This large snowflake craft can be done with even the youngest children - perfect for dressing up the classroom or home for winter or at Christmas! And as you can see below, they look very pretty displayed in a window...

Mini Blossom Tree Craft

Mini Blossom Tree Craft

Make some of these beautiful little mini blossom trees with the kids - it's a sweet craft for Chinese New Year, Spring or perhaps a Japan theme. And won't it look pretty on display!

Paper Plate Scrunchy Penguin

Paper Plate Scrunchy Penguin

This cute paper plate scrunchy penguin is fun to make - scrunching and sticking the tissue paper to the paper plate gets delightfully messy and is always popular! The finished penguin is nicely textural for display, too.

Scrunched Tissue Paper Egg

Scrunched Tissue Paper Egg

This Scrunched Tissue Paper Egg is fun for younger kids and makes a lovely, textural display for Easter.

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Stained Glass Lotus Flower

Stained Glass Lotus Flower

This pretty "stained glass" lotus flower is also a simple lesson in symmetry! It looks very pretty hung in a window for the light to shine through it, and would be perfect for Vesak celebrations.

Stained Glass Pumpkin

Stained Glass Pumpkin

You can see from the photo that our stained glass pumpkin craft looks fabulous on display in the window!

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Tissue Paper Butterfly

Tissue Paper Butterfly

Hang or stick these beautiful butterflies at your window and watch the sun shine through!

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Tissue Paper Egg

Tissue Paper Egg

Ripping strips of tissue paper and gluing them is always fun - and the effect is so pretty that all ages of children will be proud of the tissue paper egg they produce!

Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue Paper Flowers

With this tissue paper flowers craft idea, kids of all ages can produce a stunning bouquet of very pretty flowers quickly and easily!

Tissue Paper Football

Tissue Paper Football

This tissue paper football craft is great fun for little kids, who will love scrunching up the paper and sticking it to make a very textural soccer ball. This would be fun with a group of younger children at a football party: you could draw on the pattern and rip the tissue paper in advance.

Tissue Paper Poppy

Tissue Paper Poppy

This tissue paper poppy craft makes a simple craft for kids on Remembrance Day or perhaps in the summer time. You can also make a bundle of them and turn them into our poppy wreath.

Tissue Paper Printed Card

Tissue Paper Printed Card

This tissue paper printing technique is a very quick method of printing a Valentine's Day card - and we think you'll agree that it works well! Perfect if the kids want to make a big stack..

Tissue Paper Snowflake

Tissue Paper Snowflake

Make this tissue paper snowflake with the kids for a quick and easy Christmas or winter decoration. It's a classic idea but it never loses its appeal, and as the kids get older the snowflakes can get more and more complex.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

This butterfly craft is perfect for younger children but can be enjoyed by all ages: older kids can design their butterfly while younger children will be happy to tear shapes and arrange them haphazardly. You can see examples of both types of butterfly below.

Tissue Paper Tennis Ball

Tissue Paper Tennis Ball

Little kids will enjoy making this tissue paper tennis ball. There's something very satisfying about scrunching the paper and sticking it down! And it looks great, too. 

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