Step 3: Cover the materials
Using 1 ply tissues (you can separate 2 or 3 ply tissues), place them over the top of all the materials. Then using a mixture of 1 part water to 1 part white glue, paint the glue mixture over all of the tissues. Try not to tear the tissue.
Tissues may overlap and go over the edges, but should not overlap by too much. The watery glue should be spread excessively. It will be watery and messy.
Note: This is a fun part of the art project for a child, but help may be needed to make sure all of the tissue is coated. It does not matter if the materials move out of place.
If using plastic wrap, use small pieces of tissue paper to cover all of the objects. Several layers can be used for the art project. Colored tissue paper will not show the items as well as white. The paper will also turn out to be more shiny and glittery with plastic wrap.
Step 4: Drying and Finishing
Allow the paper to dry for several hours or overnight. If the work surface is covered in newspaper, the rice paper will stick to it and dry onto it. The edges of tissues can be trimmed while still wet. This will create a jagged edge. When the art project is dry, trim the edges with scissors.
You can fold the paper into fourths or cut it apart into 4 equal 6 inch pieces. Math Tip: The measurement lines will now be covered so your child can remeasure 4 equal sections. Have the child measure the entire length and divide this number in half. Then have them divide the result into halves again. This is one method of division into quarters.