Make beautiful bleeding tissue paper Easter Egg art with only a few supplies! It’s simple to do and a fun Easter activity for kids of all ages.
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Kids will love spraying or dropping water onto the tissue paper in this craft. When you’re done, display the final art in the window or on the fridge!
Bleeding Tissue Paper Easter Egg Art
This is a great activity for kids because you can create the look of a painting but without the mess of regular paint. All you need is water and tissue paper to create this beautiful bleeding effect.
And, we have a free printable template for the egg to make this project super easy to do!
You can keep it simple and use the egg templates as-is, or glue it to another piece of paper and decorate the outside with markers, stickers or paint. Kids can get creative to make their own unique art piece!
If you don’t have bleeding tissue paper – you can do the same art but have kids glue the tissue paper on instead!
Supplies Needed To Make Bleeding Tissue Paper Easter Eggs
Bleeding Tissue Paper – NOTE: not all tissue paper will work for this craft. You can find some tissue paper that will bleed that isn’t labelled bleeding tissue paper, so please test it out first. Otherwise, Amazon has different kinds of bleeding tissue paper.
White cardstock – I like a thick paper like this one (90 lb) so that the water does not seep through the paper too much.
Easter Egg Templates – you can get the free printable at the bottom of the post
Spray bottle or dropper
Watch the Video Tutorial Here!
How to Make Bleeding Tissue Paper Easter Eggs
1. Cut out an Easter egg shape from white cardstock. You can get the free template we used at the bottom of the post.
I like a thick paper like this one (90 lb) so that the water does not seep through the paper too much.
NOTE: You will need bleeding tissue paper to do this project. Not all tissue paper will work for this craft. You can find some tissue paper that will bleed that isn’t labelled bleeding tissue paper, so please test it out first. Otherwise Amazon has different kinds of bleeding tissue paper. You can get square bleeding tissue paper here. Make sure the type of tissue paper says it is “bleeding tissue paper”.
Alternatively, if you can’t find bleeding tissue paper, you can have kids glue the tissue paper down instead!
2. Add a little bit of water with a paintbrush before layering the tissue paper on. This will help the tissue paper stick to the paper and prevent it from moving around when you add more water.
3. Start layering your tissue paper onto the Easter egg. Kids can make any kind of pattern they like. Mix up the colors on the line or make lines of different colors. You can even do zig-zag shapes.
Let kids get creative with their patterns and colors!
4. With a dropper or spray bottle, thoroughly wet all of the tissue paper with water. You want it to be soaked through enough to allow some of the dye from the tissue paper to bleed onto your cardstock. Add enough water so that the tissue paper looks wet but is not dripping with water.
Allow it to dry.
Protect your surfaces for where you leave the art to dry. Place a plastic covering over your table or protective mat as the bleeding dye from the tissue paper will stain surfaces. If you do find some dye has come off use a magic eraser to remove it.
5. Once dry, you can peel off the tissue paper. Save the tissue paper for another project!
You will love how easy this project is! If you don’t want to use our egg template, you can also draw and create your own Easter eggs. This project would work for many different shapes too!