Magazine Color Collage

Color collageCollage is a French word which means “glue.” The term was coined by Braque and Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century, when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

1. I’ve found this to be a really good project for kinders and 1st graders. They enjoy the hunt for images, but need a simple goal to stay on task. They are to search for magazine photos and collect as many different objects or swatches in their chosen color as possible.
2. All of the images are cut out and glued onto the white paper, with the goal of overlapping and filling it up. This is really simple, but the fact that each picture will have a theme really unifies the images and can create some stunning artwork.

5 Responses

  1. Nell
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    My son did one in green, and it looked like so much fun I couldn’t resist tearing out bits of blue as well.

  2. Tiffany Teske
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    I used this project for an after school program’s recycled art class. The kids really loved it, I think it is the longest there have ever worked on one project in one sitting. And it worked for the age group which was 6 – 11 years old. Thank you very much, I love your blog!

  3. Crafty P
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    great rainy day activity- or any day! noting this to use later…

  4. aplumley
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    Great idea! We are working on color words in my kindergarten class and we will have to do this.

  5. Pecos Blue
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    great idea!

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