I wanted to find another way to make a fun Tadeo Turtle. So I used tissue paper.
First I drew his picture.
Outline for Tadeo
Then I cut small pieces of tissue paper and glued then onto the turtle. Don’t worry about overlapping the edges as you will cut out the turtle later.
Put lots of little pieces of tissue over the outline.
Continue to put lots of tissue on his body, even overlapping the colours. I used green for his head, limbs and tail.
Cover the whole turtle.
Cut him out.
Cut out the turtle.
Now you could say you were done at this point. But I wanted to create a picture.
You could paint a scene and paste Tadeo into the scene. Any scene would be wonderful.
I painted a background on heavy paper.
First I wet the paper.
Then I applied lots of colour – any colours you feel like – I used green and yellow and later added reddish brown.
Paint the background.
Then comes the fun part. Scrunch up the plastic wrap and place it all over the wet paint.
Scrunch up plastic wrap on the painting.
Immediately cover the whole picture with heavy objects (I used books which were the handiest.)
Use books or heavy objects to keep the wrap flat.
Wait until it dries.
Glue your Tadeo to the background.
Voila – finished Tadeo Tissue Project
I would love it if you would send your children’s projects to me, Janis.
I will post on Tadeo’s Facebook page and here on the blog.
Thanks so much. Have lots of fun. I did!!!