Note: This project took three 45 minute sessions.
Preschool Art: Mixed-Media Collage
I love the whole idea of repurposing and reusing something meant for the trash bin. It is even more gratifying then recycling. It is less expensive and more challenging. Most of these collages started out as CHEEZ-IT boxes! I save all sturdy food boxes. (cereal, crackers, dog biscuits, and more!)
I use them in my own art, as well.
- CHEEZ-IT or other similar size boxes
- White acrylic craft paint to cover box
- Acrylic craft paint in various colors of blue, green, red, orange, yellow and again, lots of white
- Denim fabric scraps, cut from old jeans
- Milk and water bottle lids for creating the swirly circle prints on denim
- Q-Tips for applying dabs of paint to lids
- White blank index card (for their names)
- Sharpie markers, fine point and extra fine point
- Foam paint brushes (for applying white paint to box and for painting the colors on box)
- Regular paint brushes (for applying homemade Mod Podge glue)
- Half sheet of white paper (for a squigly line drawing with sharpie and crayons to later cut flower shapes out of)
- Tissue paper in various colors
- Homemade Mod Podge Glue
- Yarn and masking tape to make a hanger for the back of box
Session One: Preparing the boxes and beginning to create things to cut out and glue on later
We set the boxes aside to dry until next session.
Each child received a small piece of denim fabric. (6" x 6" or so) They used acrylic paint and Q-tips as discussed below.
with the child's name on it. (We used these in session three.)
(These were also set aside to be used in session three.)
Session Two: Painting the Boxes
Aren't they wonderful?
Session three: Finishing the Mixed Media Collages
Drawing with black Sharpies and using our Homemade Mod Podge to adhere all of the fun embellishments.
Each child had three in various sizes.
They all did great with this gluing process, being surprisingly careful to not get glue all over their paintings.The Masterpieces!!!
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