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Tissue Paper Spray Art


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Tissue Paper Spray Art

In this activity, learners observe color mixing and absorbency using colored tissue paper and spray bottles. Learners create collages out of colored tissue paper shapes and then lightly mist the tissue paper with water. When the learners remove the colored tissue, a colorful print appears. Use this activity to illustrate how materials absorb water as well as how colors can mix to form new colors.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • White paper
  • Bleedable colored tissue paper
  • Water
  • Spray bottles

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Light and Optics
      • Sunlight and Color
    • States of Matter
      • Liquids
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago, Inc., ©2012

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