Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Tissue Paper Egg




My Valentine's Day Tissue Paper Art was one of my favorite projects this year. Although it was a pretty time-intensive project, I loved the results. I decided to take on another tissue paper project. This time, I made a multi-colored Easter tissue paper egg.



Materials and Supplies


  • Cardboard (I used a box)
  • Tissue paper in various colors
  • Glue or Mod Podge
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Crayons (optional)




 How to Make This

1. Draw an oval.



2. Cut the circle out of the cardboard.



3. Draw the design that you want to fill in on your cardboard egg.



4. Color the Easter egg shape.

I colored it to identify where each color should go. I thought this would also help in case the cardboard showed through between tissue paper pieces.


5. Cut strips of tissue paper into strips, then squares.

I have the best luck with larger squares when adhering them to the egg.



6. Center the eraser of the pencil on the square of tissue paper.



7. Cover the entire eraser in the tissue paper.



8. Dab the tip of the eraser in the glue and attach tissue paper to the Easter egg.




9. Continue to attach the tissue paper to the egg. 

I have the best luck by outlining the egg in one color at a time. Then I also filled in all the yellows.


10. Keep filling in all the areas of the egg.

Try to fill in all of the holes and go as close as possible, especially between colors, to give a full look.


11. Attach a ribbon to the back of the egg.

I had the best luck hot gluing the ribbon, then taping over it with clear tape.



12. Hang up and admire!




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20 comments:

  1. I think you are very patient to do this craft activity! I think I may have given up just cutting the paper up.

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  2. Hello Missy!
    I'm just stopping by from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. I now follow your blog via GFC. This is such a cute craft, I personally love Easter. My baby boy is only five weeks old but it'll be so lovely when he's older to do these sorts of crafts with him and get him excited about different ocassions. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts :)

    If you're interested in stopping by my blog here is the link - www.labelledsm.blogspot.ie

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Lots of love from Ireland :)

    Fiona
    xo

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  3. Hey, super cute! I love easy and cheap projects! You recently became my newest follower and I am now yours. I wasn't able to reply back to you because you're a no-reply blogger. I wrote a post about how to fix this a while ago but it was for regular google. I've been sending people with google+ to this post to see if it helps. :-)

    http://mrslambsclass.blogspot.com/2012/07/what-im-no-reply-blogger-google-fix.html

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    1. Thanks so much Eva! I had that same problem from the article, where I couldn't make the change before. Thanks for sending me that article.

      Missy

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  4. That must have taken you forever! Looks great though :-)

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  5. I love it, what a great idea! I'm not sure I would have the patience you have to do all that :) Maybe now that I'm following your blog I can learn from you! Thanks for stopping by my page! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wow! This is so beautiful Missy! Great job! I am now a Follower of your Blog. Thanks for becoming a Follower of my Blog and have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. What a great idea, so cute! Thanks for stopping by my page, following you back :) Have a great weekend!

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  8. This is a really cute project! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I am now following you back. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Absolutely adorable! It must have taken awhile to create. But, the finished product is SO worth it!

    I found your blog through another ladies blog. Please feel free to check out my blog and follow me back. I love making new Blogger buddies.

    I look forward to reading more blog posts from you.

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  10. Love the colors, this looks terrific! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  11. After I read your post, I started having flashbacks to grade school! A fun project for sure :) Your newest follower
    Loriannsfoodandfam.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this idea. I am not one for Easter decorations but some of the blogs I have seen the last few days have inspired me. I like the idea that you use your blog to blog about all the crafts you try out from pinterest and other social media. Good idea. Your newest liker http://handmadewarratahstree.blogspot.com.au

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  13. This is a great craft and I love that kids could do it. I hope you'll consider adding this to my month long link up - look what we did. I think my readers would enjoy this. -Savannah www.hammocktracks.com/buttons/

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  14. This looks like it would be so much fun for kids.
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  15. This is such a creative idea Missy!! Thank you so much for sharing this week at the Pretty Things link party, Happy Easter!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  16. This is super cute!! Love the colors! Pinned

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  17. I wanted to thank you again for linking this to Look What We Did. I have featured your lovely tissue egg today in my homeschool post. -Savannah

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  18. Love this idea! Looks great above your mantel! Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime!!

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