Work on fine motor development with this easy tissue paper craft idea
Tissue paper is such a fun art and craft material to work for children. You can paint with tissue paper, create collages or create fun textured art projects. This tutorial will show you how to make this easy tissue paper heart craft for kids.
Tissue paper crafts help with fine motor development
Do you have memories of creating crafts in Elementary school? Wrapping the tissue paper around a pencil is so great for children’s fine motor development. The tissue paper process we will show involves using small muscles to control where children are placing their colored paper.
What age is this tissue paper craft for?
This project is great for kindergarten (age 5) and up. Younger kids may be able to do this tissue paper technique with a little help.
- Scrap Tagboard
- Cut tagboard into desired shape. We cute a 5" heart to work on.
- Cut tissue paper into squares. This can either be done before hand or as kids are working. They do not have to be perfect. Place glue on paper plate of scrap tagboard.
- Wrap one square of tissue paper around the end of the pencil.
- Tap in glue. If you have too much glue, tap on the extra tagboard before adding to heart.
- Add to the edge of the heart.
- Repeat until the whoel heart is covered with tissue paper.
- Let Dry.
The tighter you place the tissue paper the more full and textured the heart will feel. Have fun with colors are designs the kids create on the shapes.
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Some frequently asked questions
You can for this project, but it might stain your fingers a little. But you are an artist so do as you want.
Yes, be creative and have fun when design your heart craft. Think of designs of colors you think would go well together. You could create patterns, an ombré effect or just one color. The sky is the limit.
You can help them, but practice is the most important part. Model how to use both hands to wrap the tissue paper around the end and then hold the pencil and tissue paper with one hand. Getting the transfer from hand to hand will help them.
We normally use Glue All for all of our craft projects. However, washable school glue should work just fine for this easy craft project.
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