collage making ideas
One of my favorite collage making ideas is to start with pages from an old book, the older the better.
Save the ones that are falling apart and beyond reading, and turn them into a new work of art. Young students can can concentrate on just making shapes, while older ones could try to cut out the words in a creative way. Simple changes like diagonal lines on the roof help add interest to your collage.

 

 MATERIALS
• Old book pages, preferably even yellowed old
• Multimedia paper
• Watercolor paint
• Scissors
• Ball point pen
• Glue stick

 

 DIRECTIONS

1. Each student gets several book pages. They paint each with watercolor paint, filling each page with large swatches of color. I made a red, yellow and green sheet for my sample.

2. After the pages are dry, the students are to cut out simple landscape shapes, such as a sun, grass, trees, and buildings.

3. The shapes then get glued down to a background paper.

4. After the glue is dry, give each student a ball-point pen to trace around the edges of the shapes, and add details. Double-tracing the lines adds a kind of casualness to the art.

 

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