Sunday, June 3, 2012

Easy Tissue Collage Bowls

These easy glue and tissue paper bowls are another project that will help empty the scrap box before the school year ends and a great way to use up any colorful bits and pieces of paper, yarn, raffia, a fabric left over from other projects.

To make them cover the bottom of any bowl with plastic wrap and tape to secure.  I chose disposable paper bowls for our mold, because I had them on hand and they were small enough for kids to finish in one sitting.  For sake of time I covered the bowls before kids arrived.  I also filled some cups up with white glue thinned with water (about half and half).
Students wrote their names on the tape inside the bowl then flipped them over and brushed glue onto the plastic wrap.  To keep it simple, our motto was 4-4-4...begin by arranging four pieces of colorful yarn, then place four layers of tissue paper, and finish with four pieces of yarn.  Kids brushed glue on each piece of yarn as it was added, then on each bit of paper.  They ended with more colorful strands of yarn, tinsel, feathers, raffia, etc.  brushing glue as each item was added.

Let the bowls dry and gently peel the plastic wrap away....Done.


  1. I love this idea a lot.
    The bowls are beautiful.

  2. How long to dry?
    These must be so much fun to make!

  3. Barb, these are gorgeous! I love your simple process instructions too. I have so many tissue & yarn scraps but not enough school year left to try this out right now, but I'll pass the idea on to my replacement!

  4. I like the colourful, simplicity of these bowls. I bet the children enjoyed this project.

  5. I like these. Have had difficulty deciphering the robot code!

  6. These are fantastic, I love them - and I know the kids will too. Thank you so much for posting it! I'd love you to visit me at Dream Painters :)