When my son was in preschool, this was one of my favorite art projects he brought home. Now 11 years later, I am co-teaching with his PreK teacher, and I am sharing her Valentine’s Day vinegar painting with you! The trick to this working well is to use cheap tissue paper because the cheap stuff’s colors will run when the vinegar is added. When our students did vinegar painting earlier this week, I just loved how they all created such different and lovely creations. Encourage experimentation with art like this. What happens if you overlap your tissue paper hearts? What if you layer them? Explore and have fun with this Valentine’s Day vinegar painting.
Gather your materials. You will need cheap tissue paper, scissors, plain white paper, white vinegar, and a paintbrush.
Start by cutting out your hearts. My co-teacher always uses a ton of colors, and children can pick and choose what color and size hearts they want.
Place the hearts on the paper and cover with vinegar. You need to make sure it’s saturated.
Layer to see what will happen!
Let dry. When the vinegar is dry, the tissue paper will come off easily.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Here are a few creations from my students!
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