A few weeks ago, I was perusing the Dick Blick's art lessons and came across this lesson Its called No Blender Pulp Painting. I was looking for a grade 1 lesson and this seemed appropriate.
I had all the materials: no bleed tissue paper, water, canvas and that's it. I designed a simple picture of trees and a sun on a canvas. At the time, I only had blue, brown, green and yellow tissue paper.I cut up the tissue paper into squares. Kids dipped and placed the wet tissue paper onto the canvas. The hardest part was waiting for our masterpiece to dry.
My 8 year old daughter and her 3 year old and 5 year old cousins enjoyed making the painting together. It was super easy and an activity that spans age groups.