It's really easy to make Christmas baubles from tissue paper. Find out how!
You will need:
|Draw around a saucer onto some sheets of coloured tissue paper.|
|You need to cut out thirty circles of tissue paper for each bauble.|
|You'll also need a circle of cereal box card, that's slightly smaller than the circles of tissue paper.|
|Next, carefully cut the card circle in half, using a pair of scissors.|
|Now take the thirty tissue circles and fold them in half and press well down, to get a nice centre fold.|
|Stick glue one the semicircles of card in the middle of one half of the folded tissue circles, like this.|
|Then turn over and repeat on the other side.|
|When the card pieces have stuck, open out the first sheet of tissue paper.|
|Dab stick glue down the centre fold...|
|...and three blobs of stick glue at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock, and 6 o'clock points.|
|Fold the next sheet of tissue over and press it down into the blobs of glue you just made.|
|Dab more stick glue down the centre fold, followed by two blobs of glue at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock.|
Fold over another sheet and gently press into the glue.
Keep alternating the position of the blobs of glue on each sheet.
|When all the sheets are glued, you'll end up with this!|
|Tape a loop of string or ribbon at the top of one side, at the centre fold, like this.|
|Now unfold the whole thing completely.|
|Finish by popping a paperclip on, to keep it together.|
|That completes a lovely tissue paper bauble ready to hang up.|
|For other ideas, why not alternate the colour of the tissue circles to give a great two-tone effect?|
|Or completely multicoloured, like this one?|
For smaller baubles, you only need twenty circles that are the same size as the base of a mug.
Try it yourself!