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A beginner's guide to tissue paper crafts

Whilst tissue paper is delicate and fragile to handle, it provides a very affordable option with many colours as material for crafts. It works well with shaping paper flowers, it can be used in gift bags as a filler, and it folds well for classroom activities as well. Here is a beginner’s guide to tissue paper art and tissue paper crafts.

Uses of tissue paper

Tissue paper benefits Out of the many materials available for arts and crafts, tissue paper is one of the most simple, reliable and fun to use material. It provides a very vast array of colours to choose from, and its frail texture and translucence allow light to filter through for folded paper designs and shades. Using flat tissue paper to start Before starting to use craft paper for an activity, it is a smart idea to first purchase a variety of different colours and sizes. Begin by laying out the separate sheets of tissue paper flatly on a surface. Safely use scissors to create the shapes and designs that you want to create for the activity. Once cut, one can fold, bend and glue the pliable tissue paper to form the pattern or craft that you are working on.

Ideas for tissue paper crafts and activities

Two fun and simple tissue paper activities to try out for beginners are paper flower crafts and fringes for dress up skirts or puppet costumes. How to make a flower out of tissue paper - Begin by taking anywhere from four to eight pieces of coloured tissue paper and cutting them into rectangles. - Lay the sheets of paper out and fold the pieces lengthwise. To do so, fold each corner section lengthwise (towards the centre) and flip the pile of tissue paper over before folding it again in the opposite direction. - Wrap a piece of floral wire over the centre of each folded rectangle, bunching them together. After separating the sheets, the pieces can be folded into petals to create a flower-like effect. How to make a multi-use tissue paper fringe - Start by cutting a number of long strips of tissue paper a couple of inches thick - the greater the thickness, the longer the fringe will be. - Make little snips (but not cutting through) with scissors along the paper’s length, keeping an inch of uncut paper at the top. Make thick pieces if you want a larger fringe. - Use double-sided tape last to stick the fringe to the surface of the craft that you are using and you are finished. The fringes are a fun way to create skirts for dolls or decorations on a toy.

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