Celebrate all their scribbly drawings by attaching them to a stretched canvas, and you have a pretty amazing collage.
• Stretched canvas, 16″ x 20″
• Sharpie markers, brush type recommended
• Dry wax paper (found in restaurant supply stores)
• White glue
• Clear varnish spray
PREP: Draw or trace a 3.2″ x 4″ rectangle on sheets of dry wax paper. One per student.
1. Students use Sharpies to draw a flower in their rectangle. The flower and background are colored. (It’s smart to have your tables covered as the Sharpie will bleed through the dry wax paper.)
1. Cut each flower rectangle out.
2. Use a yardstick to lightly draw a 5 x 5 grid on the canvas (3.2″ x 4″ rectangles).
3. Make a 50/50 water and glue mixture.
4. To attach the art to the canvas, brush the glue mixture on the canvas and the back of each drawing. Apply the drawing to the canvas and brush more glue mixture to the top so all is saturated. Smooth with your fingers to remove any bubbles.
5. Repeat until all the drawings are attached. Smooth often with your fingers and check for bubbles.
6. Let dry. In an hour or so the paper will dry and look like it is part of the canvas.
7. Spray with the varnish spray to brighten the colors and protect the art.
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