Tissue paper snow painting

When you live in northwest Iowa, you're going to have snow during the winter.

There might not be snow all the time; there might not be deep snow; but you're going to have snow.

This is a fun craft to do because it starts out using snow, but you don't have to try to preserve the snow (and there is an alternative if you're in a place that doesn't have snow.)

tissue paper painting

You'll need:
Tissue paper (bleeding tissue paper works best, but you can also use regular)
A tray
Thick paper

Begin with squares or strips of tissue paper and place them in any design on a sheet of paper on a metal tray.

tissue paper painting 2

Head outside for a bowl full of snow, and then place handfuls of snow on top of your design.

snow-covered paper

Let the snow melt, and then let everything dry --- it's probably best to do the project in the afternoon and then just let it dry overnight.

Peel off the pieces of tissue paper to reveal how the color has soaked through to the paper below! If you have bleeding tissue paper, the colors will definitely bleed together into a different design than if you have regular tissue paper.

If you don't have snow, simply use a spray bottle to wet your tissue paper completely and then let dry as above.

Hang your beautiful snow creations!

Finished colored paperTry more winter-related crafts:
Colored ice balls
Snow slime
Snow painting