Crafts with tissue paper are fun for both kids and adults! Get over 50 ideas for tissue paper crafts from gifts to home decor and more.
I’m excited to talk today about what I consider to be a highly underutilized craft supply: tissue paper. You know, the stuff you put in gift bags to make your package poofy? That stuff. It’s sheer and it comes in a ton of colors.
It’s great for wrapping presents, but it’s also pretty awesome in crafts. And so today I bring you over 50 crafts with tissue paper for your viewing pleasure! These are great ideas for both children and adults. Kids love to craft with tissue! But these projects are fun for everyone. I promise.
The thing about tissue . . . it’s not necessarily hard to use, but it is fragile to a certain extent. Not so much right out of the package, but if you use it together with Mod Podge or another liquid medium – it can tear. So I’m excited to share tips with you today as well.
In fact, here are my favorite tips for working with tissue paper that you should know before get started:
Make sure scissors and punches are very sharp when used with tissue. If you want to sharpen them, use aluminum foil and punch or cut several times (I outline more crafting tips like that here). Dull tools will just fold the paper.
If you want to punch thin tissue, you’re going to want to punch several sheets at once. Using one sheet isn’t enough to get a clean cut, and the paper will just fold. How many sheets depends on the punch so play with it a little.
Tissue starts to release dye when it gets wet. It takes a minute though. So if you use it with Mod Podge, you can brush over it, but don’t brush too much. The first time you apply it, brush it down just enough to get it smooth (you can use your fingers carefully too). Then let dry. If you keep manipulating it at this point, it will tear and release the dye and make a mess.
Small squares or pieces are easier to work with than entire sheets (because wrinkles). Most of these projects involve smaller pieces, but there are some with larger sheets too (particularly the party stuff).
Are you ready to dive into the projects? There’s a little bit of everything below – tissue paper flowers, party crafts, gift ideas, home decor . . . and I’d say most of these are suitable for kids as well. Try one of the craft ideas and then let me know what you think in the comments!
Crafts with Tissue Paper
Do you like working with tissue? Then you're going to love these tissue paper crafts for kids and adults! There are great ideas for everyone on this list, including for the holidays (Easter, Halloween, Christmas) and more.
Have you ever wondered how to make tissue paper flowers? Making flowers out of tissue paper is a fun and easy craft. Little kids can do much of the work in making these, and school-age kids can actually make these all by themselves.
In this quick paper craft DIY, Cyna shows you an easy technique to create colorful and elegant butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner. This project is great to do with kids, and, combined with paper flowers, you can create gorgeous wall arrangements!
It's always fun to spot a rainbow when I'm out driving after a rain. But there's no need to wait for a rain to have a rainbow. You can make one for your office, craft room, or kids room with this unique tutorial! Also great for St. Patrick's Day.
This Mother’s Day, show your love and gratitude with a homemade gift made from the heart. This tissue paper flower bouquet canvas is colorful, creative, and doesn’t have to be watered! Great for a summer craft idea too.
This craft with tissue paper is super easy to make and you only need scissors and three different supplies! Feel free to mix up the colors - use different pinks and reds, or different shades of purple or blues . . . however you want your heart to look, you can do it!
Make a pretty DIY tissue paper flower craft with kids. This will make a beautiful art piece to hang in their bedroom or playroom! And who knows . . . it's so cute you might want one in your craft room as well.
Turn tissue paper into mini rosettes and then cover a wood letter with them! This is one of those tissue paper crafts that can be used for decor or party, and it's great for both kids and adults to do together.
Making big party props that fill a lot of eye space and getting them on a shoestring is usually hard, unless you’re using the typical staple, the tissue pouf. Use that same idea to create pineapples, perfect for summer shindigs!
Do your kids love candy? Do your kids love fall? Wrap up your favorite Halloween treats, and then open up the pumpkins like presents to get to the candy inside. Wouldn’t these be adorable at a Halloween party?
One of my favorite things as a kid was seeing the leaves change into vibrant shades of red and orange (and of course jumping on the crunchy ones). Recreate that experience with your children by doing this tissue paper craft.