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    Bleeding Tissue Paper Art

    A short while ago I had never heard of bleeding tissue paper art before. I saw all this great artwork on Pinterest and assumed it was watercolor. Then a teacher friend told me about it and I was intrigued. I went home, collected all the tissue paper we had in the house, and started cutting it into pieces to make art with the kids. Boy, was that a failure! We followed the instructions, which are super easy, and nothing happened. Why? Because gift wrapping tissue paper does NOT bleed dye. And for good reason as you don’t want your wrapped gift to get ruined with dye in case it gets…

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    4th of July Star Ornaments

    4th of July star ornaments are an easy patriotic craft and make a great decor for Independence Day. These suncatchers will look pretty in your windows. Make a whole bunch to decorate your home red, white and blue. Smaller kids will need help but are going to like sticking tissue paper on the stars. Here is what you need: Card-stock in Navy blue and red tissue paper in red, white and blue silver glitter star stickers (optional) pencil scissors glue thread to hang the ornaments clear contact paper star template Preparation: Print and cut out the star template. Cut tissue paper into small pieces or let your child tear it.…