Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Open Ended Art ~ Initial Collages

During Art Group the girls made Initial Collages.  We had kids from 14 months to 4 1/2 working on this project.  They were all able to participate in it, some were just more into it than others.

I cut pieces of poster board into the initials of the girls first names.  Then they used markers to color all over them.  Finally, they were able to glue on all the different materials.  I had different types of fabric, ribbons, felt, tin foil, sandpaper, tulle and tissue paper.

E for Emily

IMG_9711 Emily did hers all by herself, she even cut the pieces to the size she needed, asking for help only to cut the pieces of fabric that needed the sharp scissors to cut it.IMG_9729

J for Juliette

IMG_9710   Juliette worked on hers for a little bit and then decided we needed to work on it together.  She sat on my lap and we each glued pieces on to her initial.  I showed her how to overlap pieces and had just as much fun as she did working on it!IMG_9728

Emily and Juliette had fun working on these collages!

I am thinking of mounting them on colored paper and framing them in their rooms. 

3 comments:

Shoregirl said...

What a cute idea! Looks like they had fun!

Jackie H. said...

Love it! What a fun way to learn that initial letter sound in their names!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such fun! I love the texture. Oh! I just voted for you.

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