Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings

31 Jan

More heart fun at our house!  Baby Bird is all about making Valentines for people right now.  If she had it her way, art time in our home would be extended to a 10 hour daily paint and glitter fest until February 14th but sometimes I need a little break from all the mess.  Tissue paper painting satisfies Bird’s desire to paint without making a huge mess or necessitating a trip to the craft store to purchase special supplies.  Plus, the end result looks far fancier than you could ever imagine!

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

I guarantee you have all of the materials for this one floating around your house already: printer paper, parchment paper, scissors, a paintbrush, and colored tissue paper squares.  Whenever we are given a gift with tissue paper inside, I stash it away and cut it down into squares for craft projects galore!

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

Cut a heart stencil from the parchment paper.  Depending on how heavy handed your kiddo is with water and paint, you might want to cut several heart stencils as overly saturated parchment paper has a tendency to roll up which would be a problem if you want to make multiple heart paintings.

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

Lay a piece of printer paper over a placemat and cover with the heart stencil.  Anchor the stencil (we use awesome triangle crayons).

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

 

Let your little layer tissue squares over the stencil and paint away with water.

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

Peel the squares from the paper- Baby Bird loves to help with this step and it’s excellent for her small motor skills.

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

 

Once you remove all of the tissue squares, pull up the stencil and lay out to dry.  Et voila!

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

 

Baby Bird decided to transition to a free form project after making several hearts.  Though she covered the entire page with squares, she only decided to paint a few.

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

 

She enjoyed inspecting her work in the light!

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

 

I’ve claimed one of the hearts as my own Valentine’s gift from my little sweetheart!

Heart Watercolor Mosaic Paintings- Paint free tissue paper paintings for inspired little minds at Go Running, Mama!

 

 

 

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