Elmer the Elephant Tissue Paper Painting

Tissue paper painting was one of the monsters most favourite things to do when we got crafty last summer, but then the summer passed and they got bored of it and it kind of got forgotten about. So when Emma at Adventures of Adam got in touch and asked if we would like to join in with the Elmer Day Blog Hop, I thought this would be a great opportunity to re-visit one of our favourite crafts of 2015 on a LARGE scale!

*this post  contains affiliate links*

You will need:

Strong paper or card (we used wallpaper lining as we wanted to make our project a big one! you could make smaller ones with A4)
Marker pen/pencil
Tissue paper squares
Paint brushes (thicker ones work best)

* hint* you may want to go over the top of the tissue paper if your paper base is drying too quickly

*note* some of the darker colours may stain so make sure you do this on a protected surface and keep clothes covered!

Once all of the tissue has peeled you should end up with something like this... I absolubtly love the effect the wet tissue paper had creating our Elmer!

Have you tried tissue paper painting before? Maybe your thinking of giving it a go! If we have inspired you we would love to see your photos on our Facebook page.

Love Elmer? Why not try out some of these other Elmer Crafts too:

DIY Clay Elmer The Elephant via Adventures of Adam 

Elmer Tissue Paper Painting via 3 Princesses and 1 Dude! (you're here!)


  1. Wow, that effect of the tissue paper looks incredible! We're also big fans of tissue paper squares, but we always glue them on, this technique looks like a lot of fun!

  2. That is so effective. I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for hosting #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  3. This is a beautiful way to make Elmer. I love how you used the tissue paper in this craft, very creative.

  4. I love that technique! It looks so effective! Thanks for sharing. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  5. I have never used it like that before but it looks amazing! Pinning :) #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. Oh, that looks fantastic - great idea! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  7. I have never done this!! How is that possible! Pinning to do with the wee one asap! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  8. I love this effective technique, it looks fab!

  9. I've never heard of tissue paper painting before - looks so interesting :) And the end result is so effective! We've been reading lots of Elmer lately so my son would love this :) #toddlerapprovedtuesday

  10. What an effective way to use tissue paper! Brilliant way to get lots of children crafting at the same time to create a huge display.

  11. We love Elmer! This has turned out amazing Becky so bright and colourful.

  12. I love how this activity turned out. Clever use of tissue paper and water to color Elmer the elephant.


Leave me a comment, I try to reply to everyone!