Monday, October 31, 2011

Art Club ~ Bleeding Tissue Pumpkins

Friday we joined some members of our homeschool group for a monthly Art Club class. This month the gal hosting had a great project using bleeding tissue paper. The kids created pumpkin Halloween scenes in black markers (Sharpie) and then used the colored tissue to cover their drawings. One they were covered then they painted them with water, letting the tissue bleed through onto their paper and color the design. Each project was so different, colorful and fun!  Even Hudson and I participated - it was that fun!

This was Holly's first time using bleeding tissue paper - we've had this on hand, just never got around to using it before. Now that she has used this we'll be breaking it out for more artwork... such a fun element to use: colorful, easy, simple and fairly clean with beautiful results! This is fun to do on rainy days and place your project outdoors to let nature paint for you!

Art Club getting ready for instruction on the lesson.

Working hard on their designs.


Hudson doing one too. His was simple with a single sheet of tissue.

Mom's design. Tissue still sitting wet.

Holly really took her time, I was proud of her!

Hudson's project completed.
Mom's finished picture.

Holly's beautiful project.


  1. I did this when I taught art! You can't go cheap on the tissue paper either :-( Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  2. Those came out super cute! Thanks for linking up to TGIF Linky Party!
    Beth =-)