Here’s one of my group art project ideas that I return to from time to time. Truly art made from trash, as in old magazines headed for the recycling bin.
I love that these rainbow collages create such impact with all their color. Students wouldn’t get that full effect if they each created a small one on their own.
- Butcher paper (mine was 10′ x 3′)
- Old magazines,
- Lots of glue sticks
- Clear packing tape
- Attach butcher paper to wall or board. Write the rainbow color order on it to plan how much space each color needs.
- Students cut swatches of color for each, and place it under the butcher paper to keep things sorted.
- The “glue-master” (teacher or adult) starts glueing the swatches in place, trying to keep the surface smooth.
- When the entire paper is filled, the edges may be trimmed, if desired.
- A teacher or adult tears strips of packing tape, about 10″ in length) and gradually covers the entire wall.
- Hang or display with heavy tape or custodian approved adhesive.