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FUN WITH TISSUE PAPER

Here are some fun things to do with toddlers and tissue paper.

CRUMBLING AND TOSSING
Cut out 6” squares of tissue paper for your child.
Show your child how to crumble these squares into balls.
Set out a laundry basket and encourage your child to toss the paper balls into the basket.
 
DANCING IN TISSUE PAPER
After a party where a lot of gifts have been opened, save the tissue paper.
Set the tissue paper in the middle of a room.
Let your toddler play in the tissue paper, however they choose.
 
WRAPPING AND UNWRAPPING
Set out some 6 to 8 inch squares of tissue paper.
Show your child how to place a small toy in the middle of the paper.
Then have him bring the sides of the paper up and twist the paper at the top.
You can then reverse the activity and have your child unwrap each toy as a special present.
 
STUFF THE SOCK
Set out some 12” tissue squares and a large sock.
Show your child how to stuff the tissue paper into the sock.

TOY SNAKE
After stuffing the sock, sew the ends together.
Then, sew some felt eyes and a red felt tongue onto the toe, to make a sock snake.
 
TISSUE PAPER SQUARES
Give your child some 1” strips of tissue paper.
Have her tear the strips into smaller sections.

TISSUE PAPER COLLAGE
Give your child a paper plate, some glue and a glue brush.
Have her brush glue across the middle of her paper plate.
Then, have her place the small tissue paper sections (from the activity above) all over her plate to make a collage.
 
TRANSLUCENT COLLAGE
Give your child a circle or square of waxed paper.
Have her spread liquid starch over the paper and then place small pieces of colored tissue paper onto the paper.
Help your child place another circle or square on top and let dry.
These can be hung in the window, so the light can shine through them.
Variation:  These can also be made by having the child place tissue paper squares on a piece of clear self stick paper and then placing another one on top.