This started off (in my mind) as a collage project using tissue paper and glue colored with liquid water colors. We used some of the large sheets of packing paper that Amazon always includes in their boxes — the kind that is perforated and usually hardly wrinkled at all. The paper is a bit thin but worked fine, especially since the kids were more interested in putting the gluey paint all over themselves.
(I had to restrain myself from getting too cross when Eleanor didn’t want to change out of her fancy dress. I guess that is what it is for, to be worn.) In the end, they had a great time (and a LONG time) peeling the colored glue from their skin. There is something satisfying about that, eh?