Do you ever remember making those fluffy tissue paper cards in elementary school?  You would use cut-up pieces of tissue paper and TONS of glue.  Then, you would stick them onto a piece of paper to create a design using a pencil.

This project was always super messy, but the end result was so cute!  I remember when I was teaching, I did these project with my students and always hated the mess they would make.  But the end product was always adorable.

So I decided to take a classic “messy” project, and turn it into something much easier…especially for little kiddos!


  • Cardstock
  • Xyron Creative Station
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencils with Erasers
  • Curling Ribbon
  • Hole-Punch


1. Cut out the letters “L”, “V”, “E”, and a heart from your cardstock.

2. Run the letter “L” through your Xyron Creative Station, but make sure you run the letter upside down.

3. Before removing the letter from the sticker paper, cut up square pieces of tissue paper.  I used pink and white for this project.  If you have young children, make sure the pieces are bigger so they can grasp it.

4. Remove the sticker paper from the letter and lay letter on a smooth surface.

5. Wrap a piece of tissue paper around the eraser-end of the pencil and stick to the paper.  Continue this process until the entire letter is filled.

Another option is to crumple the tissue paper into small balls and attaching them to the letter.  This process helps build fine motor skills in young children!

6. Repeat this for each letter of the word LOVE.

7. Once all the letters are covered with tissue paper, single-hole punch the letters.

8. Attach the curling ribbon to each letter and tie into place.

9. Hang and enjoy!

I just love this project using the Xyron Creative Station because it totally eliminates the need for glue.  Because there is no need to glue, the kids don’t “collect” pieces of tissue paper on their glue-y fingers, which helps reduce the frustration of the project.