Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Bleed Art

This Christmas Tree Tissue Bleed Art project is pretty fun to make and it gave us a pretty piece of artwork we can bring out year after year to enjoy.

Easy enough even for toddlers to make, this one has to make your list of Christmas crafts this year.

Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Bleed Art - a great Christmas craft for kids to make

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I love all the handprint Santas, footprint reindeers, and finger painted snow scenes as much as the next mom but sometimes I really enjoy something that is more permanent.

Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Bleed Art Craft for Kids

All you need is just 4 craft items to make this tissue bleed tree that will be precious adoring your walls long after those tiny hands have grown.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Bleed Art

You will need:

  • canvas, any size
  • green, blue, yellow, brown tissue paper
  • buttons
  • glue
  • water in a spray bottle


Step by Step Instructions

Cut or tear a generous pile of green and blue tissue paper into small pieces. They don’t need to be evenly sized, just sorta small – 2” or less.

You won’t need as much brown or yellow, just cut a yellow star.

To help younger children you can lightly trace a tree shape onto the canvas with a pencil to give them a general guide to follow.

Spray canvas liberally with water.

Spray the Water
Have your child begin placing tissue in the tree space, 2 or 3 layers thick, the thicker the tissue paper layers the more intense your final color will turn out.

Once they are done with the tree greenery have them add the star and trunk.

Finally, fill in all the remaining white space with blue.

Step 0

You may need to lightly spritz the tissue paper as you work with water or add water with a paintbrush, but if you get it too wet it will run.

Let it sit undisturbed for 20 minutes.

Carefully peel tissue paper away…Step 1

…until it is all removed.

Step 2

Allow water to finish drying off your canvas.

Step 3

Then your child can add dabs of paint here and there and top with buttons to finish off the tree.

Step 4

You could also use stickers or other flat small items to decorate with.

Step 5
Don’t forget to let your child add their name and date to the back if they can, otherwise, mom can do it.

Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Bleed Art for Kids

You’re all done.

Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Bleed Art Idea


Project contributed by Jody.

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