Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Time Collage

This week all of the birds in my city started singing their feathers off...a friend said he felt like Julie Andrews walking out of his house to all of the chirping.  "The hilllllls are alive...."  The weather has also warmed up quite a bit here in Florida (to my great disappointment) and the other day my husband saw two cats gettin' busy in the middle of the street...wink wink, nudge nudge, know what I mean?  HELLO SPRING!

I was able to get together with my little Ankle Biter Art helpers today and I thought it only fitting to do Spring inspired collages.  We had a little conversation about Spring and had a brief lesson in collages....making a whole picture out of separate elements.

col*lage (noun)
a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.

A few posts ago, I shared a few collage crafting tips, one of which was saving and cutting up empty tissue boxes.  These little bits of paper treasure were our principle paper sources for our collages.


  • Variety of collage papers - like magazine clippings, cut up tissue boxes, decorative scrapbook paper, wall paper scraps, paint swatches, etc...
  • Card stock weight paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored pencils
1.)  Adhere paper scraps to the card stock with the glue stick.
2.)  When the artist is satisfied with their composition, they can further decorate their picture with some colored pencils.
The End.  Easy peezy lemon squeezy.
Have fun, get messy and enjoy Spring!
Miss Jenna

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