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Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - February 13, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day and Family Day weekend!

Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home:

Hearts & Flowers

We will be using tissue paper and glue to create these MAGnificent works of art! By layering the tissue paper, we will get surprising amounts of depth and create new colours as too!

Paper Craft is a collection of crafts using paper or card stock as the primary artistic medium for the creation of 2 or 3-dimensional objects. Paper and card stock lend themselves to a wide range of techniques that can be folded, curved, bent, cut, glued, molded, stitched, or layered.

Paper crafts are known in most societies that use paper.

In addition to the aesthetic value of paper crafts, various forms of paper crafts are used in the education of children. Paper is a relatively inexpensive medium, readily available, and easy to work with.

Don't forget to tag us on Facebook, Twitter @RedDeerMuseum or Instagram @rdmag #MAGsatathome with your creations! We'd love to see them.

You can download the instructions here.

What You Need: Sheet of white card stock or other heavy paper, various colours of tissue paper, white liquid glue, container to put glue in, brush that will be used for glue, water, fine tipped black marker.

Step 1. Put some of the glue in a small container and add a little bit of water. Mix well. Then begin to either cut or rip the tissue paper. You want to create a flower shape with the tissue paper.

Step 2. Use the brush and your glue mixture to adhere the tissue to your paper.

*You need to be slightly gentle with this since tissue will rip easier when in gets wet.

Step 3. By layering different colours over other tissues, you will create a large range of colours and help to give the finished piece more dimension!

Step 4. Continue to fill your page with as many flowers as you want. Don’t forget to add stems and leaves! You might also want to add some clouds. Be as creative as you like!

Step 5. When the glue has completely dried, use your marker to draw some contour lines around your flower. This will help give some added structure to the flowers. However, this step is not needed if you are happy with just the tissue flowers!

instructions for hearts and flowers art

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