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!
- Colored paper
- Heavy weight white paper
- Bleeding tissue paper
- Spray bottle of water
- 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).
I 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.
Now 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!