An easy Christmas art activity that doubles as a decoration? YES, please!
I know you get it. I crave an easy Christmas art activity that interests all three of my boys. With different ages and stages, it can be tricky to find something they all get excited about.
Well, look no further. This tissue paper ornament poster is a hit!
The three of them worked together, then worked alone, and dabbled in and out throughout the afternoon. After drying overnight, we had some new holiday art for our kitchen window!
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Christmas decorations don’t have to come from the store.
When I was a child, my mom always pulled out our holiday kid-made decorations to make the house more festive. As time went on, they only got more and more fun to look at. I am pretty sure at 40, a few crafts are lingering within the Christmas decor.
I notice the same excitement happen at my house.
As we pull out the easy Christmas art from the years past, the boys take turns claiming what they made with giant smiles.
So this year, we add our tissue paper ornament poster to our collection! It hangs proudly on the window allowing the sunlight to shine through.
My three and five-year-old painted first.
They took pieces of tissue paper and added the glue & water solution to secure it down.
My three-year-old needed some time, and guidance on how much water & glue solution was needed. Too much, and the paper ripped. Not enough, and the paper doesn’t stay put. Over time, he began to understand his rhythm better.
My five-year-old painted with ease!
Shortly after getting started, my seven-year-old joined in the fun!
Here’s how to prep this easy Christmas art
Begin to mix glue and water in a small bowl.
You want 75% glue and 25% water, although the combination is flexible. We want enough water to be able to spread the glue easily with a paintbrush. Truth be told, I am not one for making an exact formula, and we’ve all been able to create something great regardless. You certainly do not have to overthink this mixture.
Lay something down under the paper to lean on. Here, I used a portable collapsable table. In the past, I have used a workout mat or cardboard.
Draw simple ornaments onto the paper using a black marker.
Rip up the tissue paper into smaller pieces. I pick colors that look nice when blended, so the project doesn’t instantly turn brown.
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After quick prep, invite your children over to begin creating!
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My younger two eventually left, and my seven-year-old happily continued to glue.
He stuck around until the top portion of our ornament poster was complete!
The last step was waiting overnight for it to dry!
Add to a space that could use a little more holiday cheer. We just love seeing the light shine through the tissue paper on the window!
When will you make this easy Christmas art?