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A wonderful tissue paper lesson I did with elementary school kids to
discuss texture was to take a precut 3 X 3 inch tissue paper square,
position its center onto the back of a pencil, and twist it around flat
so it clings to the barrel of the pencil. While holding it onto the
pencil so it won't fall off, dip the end into Elmer's or polymer medium
and stick it onto a piece of paper with predrawn stems and leaves. You
get fluffy, colorful flowers. The kids invent variations as they go.
I've done it with predrawn tree trunks and branches in the fall, and
then used fall leaf colors to make autumn leaves to position in the
tree. Try rolling the paper squares into balls, dipping into glue, and
sticking onto paper to fill shapes. The kids like it, and the results