Category Archives for Collages

Making animals out of square shapes

I really did start this project with squares. You would never believe it looking at these amazing pictures these kindergarten and first grade children created. I

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Little girls collage their favorite dress (literacy art project)

This was another activity from our literacy art project last Summer. Many of the projects we did with the children were decided before we even got the books from

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Awesome shape collage starting with one shape

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest post on Cassie Stephens blog. If you want to read what I did, you can check it out through that link and check out her blog as well.

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Don’t throw out your old magazines: Make a rolled paper collage

I was looking through some old videos I have in my  videos category recently and I came across this rolled paper collage for adults. I remembered that I had wanted to try this with some children and

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Snowman crafts: No need to use boring styrofoam balls to get realistic snowmen

Snow had just fallen last week so snow crafts was on my mind when I went to teach art in the local school that I teach in. What better idea then to do a ton paper

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Mixed media art on landscapes while learning about foreground and background (art class lesson 7)

I learned a couple of things from this lesson. It was supposed to be a mixed media art project teaching about foreground, midground and background. (which is really

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Finding shapes & lines in pictures (art class lesson 2)

So we are in our second of our art class. For explanation of what this class is all about see first class post. I had a few  goals for this class (which will be

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Does a Square need to be Perfect? (literacy art projects)

The perfect square was actually the perfect excuse to do some collages with kids. Any reader of this blog will know how much I love collages and you can refer to

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24 of the best, most creative kids collages

I’ll bet you can’t believe that there could really be (at least) 24 great collage activities that kids can do, right? I know many preschool and kindergarten

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3 different methods for creating your own collage papers

There are times when you might want to create your own papers to use for collages. We were actually doing these paper designing activities to make papers for an Eric Carle activity but, they can be done

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How creative can kids get with one variable plus crayons?

I must admit that I got this idea from one of Debbie Clements posts and just added more to it. It was in one of her posts that I saw that she gave the children a few black circles and had them finish

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Collages of the Western Wall (Kotel collages)

  The Western Wall is one of the holiest places  for Jews and is in Jerusalem, Israel. If you want to see it live you can check out this webcam of it here. Next week is a day called Tisha Be’av

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Need some alphabet art? Why not collage inside the letters

  Today was our first day of our summer art camp.Just like “we begin with A, B C….we’ll start off with some alphabet art.

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Small murals of sheep in the meadow through drawing, painting and pasting

So this was an interesting artistic endeavor. I have an eBook that I had sold a while back and was working on adding pictures to it. One of activities in the book was about St Davids day (a Welsh holiday.

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Spring daffodil flower pictures

  I was going through another post on someone else’s blog and she had some beautiful daffodil paintings and I said to myself ..Hey wait! I also have daffodil pictures. i remembered that I

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Do you need a recipe to do art? How about ART recipes?

 So could or SHOULD kids create art through a recipe? If you know my aversion to copy cat crafts I’ll bet you are thinking; Aha! I thought you don’t believe in copycat arts and crafts.

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Torn paper animal art a la Eric Carle

This wonderful torn paper animal art was done in the school my sister teaches in. She has been teaching  preschool forever and  was actually the one who got me started in education. She  did this in

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Magazine face parts collage

This is a project I’ve been trying to get to for a while. I had started it with our group of kids that we have in the summer for art camp but, never finished it. When my daughter had a baby and I

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Hole punch art: Add some sticky reinforcements to enhance the holes

It sounds really weird…hole punch art. But, it was a great activity we did with hole punchers and reinforcements. I actually go this idea from the Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas. I didn’t

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An all about me montage for kindergarten & preschool age children

This activity has got to be one of my favorites to do with children. I don’t think you can do this with toddlers but, starting with 4 years olds I think it can be done very successfully. A while

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Animal crafts: Use animal papers to make realistic looking animals

When I make animal crafts with kids, there are two ways I do not make paper plate animal crafts or any  of those copycat crafts that you will find all over the web. 

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5 easy paper craft ideas and projects for kids using construction paper

There are so many different  paper craft ideas that you see on the web which are often complicated and copycat crafts. I am going to give you 5 very easy, non complicated

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Winter crafts for kids: creative winter craft projects

There are many winter art activities that you can do with kids that are very creative. The standard winter crafts for kids in a traditional early childhood or

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Valentines crafts for kids: Hearts, hearts and more hearts

This Valentines crafts for kids, for preschoolers and for kindergarten age kids is one that most little girls will love. Anyone who has little girls or teaches little

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Tissue paper crafts: 6 Great Activities To Do with Kids Using Tissue Paper

Tissue paper is a very versatile material. There are many  crafts and tissue paper art ideas. The tissue paper activities that I am give you use large sheets of colored, thin tissue paper that are not

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Collage Ideas: A method for inspiring art through collage for kindergarten, preschool and elementary age children

Collage ideas are all over the place. Collage is one of the most versatile art activities you can do with kids and is one of my favorite . Collage for kids and collage for adults is not usually the same.

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2 Fall Craft Projects: Bring autumn alive with gorgeous fall artwork

When thinking of fall craft projects do you think of those boring coloring page pictures of a squirrel picking acorns among

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Geometric Shape Collages for Kids: Using the different shapes for backgrounds as well

Geometric shape collages are just one of many types of collages you can do with children. I don’t think that one needs

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All About Me Collages

All about me collages are not free for all collages. Which means there is a direction to the collage instead of letting them just create anything. Collage should

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Torn paper art for kids: Making torn paper collages into a real art form

Torn paper doesn’t sound much like art unless you take a look at a real artists torn paper art. With children we do torn paper collages that is  such a wonderful

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