Tissue Paper Garland
My kids love creating things to decorate the house or their
room - anything to get ready for the holidays. We made this tissue paper
garland together last weekend; the kids loved making all the tissue
sheets "puff" up on the string.
How We Did It
First gather up your supplies. You can use colorful yarn, twine, or
stringÃ�ï¿½Ã�Â¢Ã�Â¯Ã�Â¿Ã�Â½Ã�Â¯Ã�Â¿Ã�Â½anything that can tie will work just fine. Older kids can help
prepare the tissue paper. Or it can be done quickly by an adult.
To prep the tissue paper, unfold the tissue paper length wise. (You want
several sheets to still be folded in half.) Then cut the tissue paper
along the fold lines so you have several rectangles. You will want as
many rectangles as you want "puffs" in as many colors as you'd like.
Unfold the rectangles. You will still have several sheets stacked
together. Take each rectangle and fold it in a "fan fold" (so the folds
go back and forth).
You'll end up with some nicely folded strips. Both kids liked the
folding part and it was good for their little hands to work the paper
back and forth flipping and folding.
You can leave the folded piece as is, or you can round the corners for a more "snowflake" look, as my kids called it.
Tie the string right through the middle of the folded pieces, spacing the paper along the string.
Now for my son's favorite part: separating the pieces of tissue apart
and fanning them out. My son loved watching them puff out; he said it
was like making popcorn. To separate the pieces, spread out the fan fold
on each side of the tie and then peel apart each layer of tissue. (It's
totally fine if the papers get a bit ripped or crunched.)
Continue tying and puffing each section until you are done. I love how
each one turned out a little different depending on how the kids spread
them out. We ended up making several since they're easy to make and the
colors can be customized for any celebration.