Torn Paper Animals
You’ve never seen collage creations quite like these! Collage artwork is a perfect choice for creative expression because no two artworks will look alike. This activity takes individ- uality further as children not only select collage pieces, they actually create them!
Set Up ideas
This activity is all about self-expression, creativity and individuality, so be sure to provide children with a broad selection of paints and textured paint rollers to work with.
Let’s Get Started
Encourage children to experiment with color and texture as they prepare. In the second half of the activity, you might consider showing them some animal outlines that they can refer to for inspiration.
As the children paint their sheets of paper, ask them about what colors and textures they are using. What led them to make their decisions? Did they choose their favorite colors, or colors that they thought would look nice together?
Tips and Tricks
To give children examples of animals created with unique and colorful designs, you may review images of their favorite animals.
You may allow older children to make
more than two collage papers to work with.
Follow up Activity
Children will likely have extra pieces of colored paper following this activity. Dedicate a box in your classroom for collage papers that everyone can add to. Encourage children to share and use another’s interesting patterns.