Tie and dye on paper

Ok, so the father thought it was a waste activity and we just ended up wasting colours on tissue paper. But I thought it was super cool as it was the first time I experimented with a type of art.

I’m talking about tie and dye, not on cloth but on paper. P and I have done tie and dye on cloth (organic and non-organic), so it was not a new technique for him. I wanted to try on tissue paper (best as it absorbs paint better) and see what comes up. P got excited as he loves to fold, tie and cut strings and there’s minimum supervision from me.

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We went about folding and tying our paper really carefully as it can tear. Once done P dipped the corners of the folded paper into food colours. The thing with food colours is that they are so vibrant and strong that the effect is stunning.

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We dipped multiple colours and kept the paper out to dry. Once it was bone dry we untied the strings and what a riot of designs and colours we had!

We intend doing this more to make cards, bookmarks and other gifts, but for now the first batch is for keeps.

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