Saturday, July 10, 2010

Watercolor Collages- Part 2

The next part of the project was very exacting. We turned over the paper and marked off one inch squares. I8 really loved this part. He wanted to do more and more of them. J5 insisted on doing his own. I did one for him and he did do one by himself as you will see. Once the squares were made, I used a paper cutter to trim one side and then the kids cut the strips left into squares with scissors. Then it was time to glue the squares.

I8 really liked making the marks on the paper.

J5 hard at work marking each inch.

J5 working on his lines. He was all business on this.

the paper cutter- time to trim the rows

I8 shows off his handiwork

cutting the squares from each strip

R10's first collage- very cool!

R10's second collage- didn't it turn out fun?

I8's creation- nicely done...even though this was his least favorite part of the process

J5's finished product- this is the one he did all by himself without my help at all

This one is mine...this activity was very therapeutic

We have some unfinished business with these yet. There's another collage coming from most of the kids and I have some great frames to put them in. I'm very excited to get those up and going. I'll be sure to share.

Stay tuned for some fun video!


Katie said...

They turned out beautiful. Frame worthy, do-it-yourself art. Gotta love it!

Stephanie said...

I love ... LOVE this! I can't wait to steal this idea. :-)

Lori said...

Those turned out super cute! I can't wait to do them.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I'm going to do this with my girls!!!

Cathy said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic idea!

Anonymous said...

This is a really cool project. A couple of questions: Did you use watercolor paper? Did they have to put glue on each little square and then glue them down? Didn't that get tedious? Did you use glue sticks?

Thanks for your help. I'd love to try this with my children!


Heather said...

Barbara- I did use watercolor paper for sure. It's the best!

My kids discovered that if they put glue along one line, they could put the squares down faster.

Only one child thought it was tedious, but he likes the end product.

Others had fun arranging the pattern before gluing. My kids used glue sticks. I used elmer's white glue.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Awesome results and it looks like you had fun too...excellent.

Thanks so much for sharing your results.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Cindy said...

Great project, where did you get your work mats(the ones with stars)?

Heather said...


the mats are from Discount School Supply.

We use them ALL the time!