Tissue Paper Tree Art by Cami at Tidbits

So great to be here today!  I LOVE UCreate with Kids!  When I just don’t know what to do with my kids, this is where I come.  Thanks for having me here!

I blog over at tidbits.  I dabble in all sorts of stuff over there.  I am a self proclaimed bipolar hobbyist.  You never really can tell what crafty thing I will be into next.  Here is a little taste of what I do over there.  You can stop by to see the rest :)
1.  Sewing clothes for my kids is my first true love.
2.  I stitch up all sorts of things to make my life easier and thriftier.
3.  My husband and I love to turn old useless things into something productive.
4.  I love throwing parties for my kids.
5. Digital Scrapbooking - it’s the only way to go.
6.  I enjoy decorating my house way too much.  If only I loved cleaning with such fervor.
7.  I pretend to be a photographer from time to time.
8.  My husband chimes in with wood plans occasionally – upon request.
9.  And I even have a few Holiday ideas for you over there as well.
My 3 little girls are by far my favorite creations.  They also serve as my greatest inspiration for everything I do.
I’m starting young with them – trying my hardest to brainwash them into my crafty ways.
Now I would like to share some craftiness with you, so you can do the same for the kids in your life.
With Thanksgiving day coming upon us, I wanted to provide you with an idea of what you could do with the kids that day.  If your celebrations are anything like ours, when all those cousins get together, it can get pretty crazy.
So, here is a little craft to help you channel all that energy.
First, try to sit them down to a craft.  Hopefully this will get them to calm a bit. The hand print tree is certainly not a new idea, but here is my take on it.
Gather the supplies listed above.  I buy thin canvas’s from Wal-Mart, in packs of 3, for just over $1 a piece.  It makes for a sturdy piece of art work, and adds the nice texture of canvas.
Then I bought some fall colored tissue paper at Wal-Mart while I was there.

I used my rotary cutter to slice it all in little squares.  Quick and easy, though I might need a new blade soon :)

Place a dab of paint and some Elmer’s glue onto a plate for your little one.

Lather their hand and a bit of their arm with paint.  I used a brush to create a few giggles.

They will think it is loads of fun.

Help them stamp their hand on the canvas and press down to get an even cover.

Then let them begin decorating their fall tree.  All it takes is a quick crumble of the tissue paper and a dip in the glue.

This is a great project for all sorts of ages.  I was even tempted to make my own.

I love her pile of leaves at the bottom.
I don’t think I will be sneaking this one in the garbage any time soon (I hope that didn’t just make me sound like a horrible mother – please tell me I’m not the only one who does this on occasion).

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  1. says

    you’re not the only one who sneaks a few pieces of artwork into the can lol I do it also, we keep almost everything in a small apartment, it’s just not logical unless she wants to start saving them the right way lol cute idea though I’m excited to do it with my little girl!

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