Bleeding Tissue Paper Easter Egg Activity


Have you ever worked with bleeding tissue paper before?  We used it in our latest Easter egg activity and my children LOVED it!  It is such a fun art medium! Explore color theory as you craft up these beautiful and unique Easter eggs!

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ITGIF!!  Time for another fun activity to strenghten those all important fine motor skills.  We hope to share fun, hands-on fine motor activities that your kids will love doing & not even realize that you are sneaking in a way for those little hands to be ready to write!  For this week's Fine Motor Friday activity, we had some fun jazzing up our hand-drawn egg template with bleeding tissue paper.

Just a few materials necessary needed and you have a colorful art project-- perfect for Spring!

Bleeding Tissue Paper Easter Egg Activity

We pulled out our pack of Bleeding Tissue Paper that we used when we created rainbows, spangle mix from, watercolor paper, and glue.


I sound like a broken record, but Bleeding tissue paper is so much fun to work with!  Seriously-- try it if you haven't already!  And if you have, enjoy using it to create this Easter egg activity.

My kiddos thoroughly enjoyed squirting the tissue paper with water and watching the colors bleed onto the watercolor paper; so cool!

How To Make This Easter Egg Activity:

To prep the activity, a little bit of prep work is required.  First, I cut the bleeding tissue paper into strips thinking the kiddos could tear it into pieces, but they preferred just laying the strip onto the paper.

Then I drew out an egg template on watercolor paper.

Once the activity is ready to go, place the watercolor paper on a tray (or an empty pizza box works great, too!  That's what we used), lay out the tissue paper strips, and have a squirt bottle handy.

Then, let the kiddos create!

tissue paper easter egg activity

Tissue Paper Easter Egg Activity

To keep the tissue paper strips from moving around, I had the kiddos squirt water on the paper as they created... which, worked on strengthening those fine motor muscles.

Lightly squirt water on the paper and lay the strip of tissue paper over it.  Continue adding pieces of tissue paper- overlapping them or layering them.

Once the kids were satisfied with their wet tissue paper creations, we let them dry for a couple of hours.

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Once the tissue paper dried, it easily peeled off.  If it is completely dry, the tissue paper will just fall right off.

Once you have taken off this dried tissue paper strips, grab a pair of scissors and cut out an egg shape out of the paper.  To jazz up this easter egg activity even more, I gave the kiddos glue and spangle decorations to decorate the egg.

Manipulating the spangle mix was also fun fine motor practice-- the shiny, small, shaped decorations are very appealing to little hands!

easter egg activity

It was a great activity that my 2 and 6 year old could easily do-- they loved it!

I enjoyed snapping photos and following my little guy around the room while the others crafted. 

 My 3 year old was very random about decorating her egg, while my son was very focused on making his own design and patterns.  

This was a fun and easy way to unleash their individual creativity.

bleeding tissue paper easter egg activity

I just love the way they turned out!  

The bleeding tissue paper made some pretty neat tie-dye designs and we now have some colorful Easter Egg art!  

easter egg activity using bleeding tissue paper

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  1. Oh, these are so pretty! We must try this!

  2. Beautiful! Definitely doing this. I have been wanting to purchase some bleeding tissue paper just to have on hand and now I have the perfect excuse ;) I love activities that my (almost) 4 year old and my 2 year old can do at the same time. It is bonding for them and they have so much more fun doing it together. Plus, my 4 year old keeps my 2 year old engaged much longer than I can! How old are all your kiddos? I also have a 1 year old that ends up in my arms unless she's sleeping because she will NOT leave the older two alone, haha!

  3. What a cool technique! I've heard of that tissue paper before but have never used it. Really cool!

  4. School Time Snippets2:25 PM, March 28, 2014

    I may be biased, but you MUST try bleeding tissue paper!! So fun : ) And yes, my 3 and 6 year old loved this activity-- it was great for bonding and it kept both of them occupied, so I am sure your kiddos would enjoy it, too. So my kiddos are 6, newly turned 3 year old, and 1 : ) Yes, our 1 year old loves to be in the action, too. Which I don't blame him, his older sibs are pretty fun to be with... most of the time ; ) ha!

  5. This is adorable! I think its time for me to buy some bleeding tissue paper. My daughter would love this activity.
    - Dhiyana.

  6. Where do u get the book or can u only print them out

  7. What a super idea! It totally fits in with our current gardening project, thanks for the inspiration :)

  8. School Time Snippets8:12 PM, March 29, 2014

    Hi Lauren, you can only print them out. Just click on each picture as how I made them I wasn't able to make them one download. Apologies!

  9. School Time Snippets12:30 PM, March 30, 2014

    Yes! You should ; ) Such a cool project and they are happily hanging on our fridge!

  10. What a great technique! We've decorated cardboard eggs in a lot of ways ( but have never tried this process - I'm pretty sure it's something my boys would love!

  11. Beth (Homeschooler)6:06 AM, April 04, 2014

    What a fun way to make an Easter Egg craft. I pinned it!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  12. I love the tissue paper technique. It looks so lovel and the colours you've used are very pretty.

    I've featured your post this week:

  13. This is very cool! Love the way you start out with very dark colors and then they are more muted when you remove the paper.

  14. So fun, thanks for sharing!

  15. Found this via Pinterest! Thank you from Henderson, NV!

  16. Thanks for linking this great idea up to our Share It Saturday! We will feature it in tomorrow's post!


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