Hot Air Balloon Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

I love the freedom that Summer Break brings, and our family likes to fill that extra time with lots and lots of art and craft projects. Summer is an especially great time to experiment with new art materials because there’s less rush and the kids really have time to explore the new medium. For this hot air balloon “watercolor” art project we used a material that was new to us – bleeding tissue paper – and had SO much fun with it!

This post was originally published on Design Dazzle as part of the Summer Camp series, but just in case you missed it the first time around, I’m sharing it here with you today!

Supplies Needed for Hot Air Balloon Art ProjectWhat You’ll Need:

  • Colored paper
  • Heavy weight white paper
  • Bleeding tissue paper
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Gluestick
  • Crayons or markers

Start by cutting the white paper into a hot air balloon shape (if you have a Silhouette machine, this is the hot air balloon shape that I used).

Bleeding Tissue Paper SheetsCut the tissue paper into smaller and more manageable sized pieces (mine are around 2″x3″).

Creating Bleeding Tissue Paper Hot Air Balloon ArtI put a layer of paper towels on a tray (to help absorb the water later on) and placed the hot air balloon shape on top. Tear or cut the tissue into small pieces and lay them on top of your hot air balloon.

Making Bleeding Tissue Paper ArtAdd lots of pieces and layers of tissue paper to the hot air balloon until it is covered as desired.

Bleeding Tissue Paper Art ProjectNow it’s time for the super fun part! Spray the tissue with a mist of water from the spray bottle until saturated. Note: If you spray the tissue from too close, the force of the water spray will cause the dry tissue paper to blow away, so take a few steps back first!

Bleeding Tissue Paper Hot Air BalloonAllow the tissue to dry and then remove to reveal the gorgeous “watercolor” effect left behind. So pretty!

watercolor style hot air balloon art Glue the hot air balloon on to the colored paper, and use crayons or markers to add the basket and other finishing details.

Creating Hot Air Balloon Kids ArtI really love that

Hot Air Balloon Kids Artwork

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