This week the Kindergarten class have been focusing on Fall themes in the art room. I discovered a great lesson plan on the blog, Art Projects for kids for using tissue paper as paint! http://www.artprojectsforkids.org/2008/09/pumpkin-tissue-paper-painting.html
Kindergarteners were guided through drawing their pumpkin. I encouraged them to draw large pumpkins by firstly drawing the letter ‘C’ and then drawing another ‘C’ facing the wrong way making sure the ends of their lines touched. They were then instructed to draw three curved lines from the top of their pumpkin to the bottom, in order to give a sense of depth. Next, they added a stem and finally a horizon line to seperate the sky and grass. All pencil lines were then traced over with a black sharpie. Now it was time to add color. Students were instructed to wet their paper with water using a brush. I had cut small squares of ‘bleeding art tissue’ in orange, green and blue and purple for the sky. They placed the squares on their wet drawings and as they did the tissue paper absorbed the water and caused the color to bleed on to their drawings. The kindergarteners were fascinated to watch the process! Once the tissue paper was dry the students had a great time removing the tissue and seeing the colors left behind. This was a fun project!