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Our tiny tots got to do their favorite thing: use the spray bottles! It was even more fun that we used them to make art rather than clean up art. Plus this is a great project to strengthen hand muscles and sharpen hand/eye coordination. We used the spray bottles and bleeding tissue paper to leave prints behind on our art paper.
Materials:

  • Bleeding Tissue Paper (not not all tissue paper bleeds)
  • White Paper (Construction, Cardstock)
  • Tape
  • A Space to Make the Art

While it is optional to hang the art, the color runs down the sheet which is a fun effect, but because we are spraying water, you should have a water-friendly space. We have our plexi-glass wall easel.
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We prepared a variety of colors and made them accessible while keeping them away from the water because once they get damp, they are difficult to use and messy.
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We set to bottles to mist and suggested to students stand back to cover the sheet rather than douse it in a single space.
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 The dry tissue paper pieces stick to the wet paper.

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Our suggestion of standing back was not always heeded but that’s okay, it’s all about fun!

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Once the sheet is nicely collaged and covered, simply wait for the tissue to dry, and it flakes right off leaving it’s mark.

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The results are always a surprise.