Magazine Color Collage

Color-collageThis magazine color collage project can make some really beautiful works of art, but ONLY if students take care to collect images with the same theme, and then cut and glue them down with care. Like anything else, it will be as good as the effort is going into it.

• Old magazines
• Drawing paper
• Scissors
• Glue sticks


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

    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

    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

    great rainy day activity- or any day! noting this to use later…

  4. aplumley

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

  5. Pecos Blue

    great idea!

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