Tag Archive: collage

Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden. Materials: Patterned Paper Colored Construction Paper Paper Punches Glue Sticks Recycled Cereal Box First, the kiddos punch out a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes…

Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

This session exploring different artists. To explore an artist means we examine the work as a class, draw inspiration from the colors, content and techniques and then turn it into something of our own. For O’Keeffe we discussed the color palette she used in Oriental Poppies (1928), brush stroke size, and how big she painted the…

Celebrating Spring: Mixed Media Birds

This session we are celebrating spring! In this project we used a variety of materials to create fun and dimensional “birds in a nest”. Materials: Construction Paper Googly Eyes Feathers Twigs, Yarns, Paper Shreds, etc. Leaves (real, fabric, recycled art) Blue Tempera Paint White Cardstock or Construction Paper Optional: Large Circle Punch We opened with a reading…

Tissue Paper Prints

Our tiny tots got to do their favorite thing: use the spray bottles! It was even more fun that we used them to make art rather than clean up art. Plus this is a great project to strengthen hand muscles and sharpen hand/eye coordination. We used the spray bottles and bleeding tissue paper to leave…

Mixed Media :: Upcycled Collage

Cardboard, tempera, scrap book paper, Oh MY! Mixed Media keeps the attention of little ones because it combines drawing, painting and collage so every 10-15 minutes you are changing mediums. This project was inspired by a stacked bird art at Small Hands Big Art  which we did with our 5Y+ students and they came out great. Click here to…

Framed Mixed Media Collage

Here at Studio Sprout, we threw caution to the wind and used just about anything we could get our hands on for these collages. It was so fun to watch each child create a piece and leave with it framed. Materials Needed: White Card stock Newsprint Glue Sticks Scissors Paint Brushes Scrapbook Paper Strips, magazine…

Pastel Leaf Rubbings

This week at Studio Sprout we tried our hands at leaf rubbings with oil pastels. We paired this project with sensory boxes which also followed our Autumn themed curriculm. The younger kiddos really enjoy investigating the boxes, and it warms them up for projects that require more dexterity. You can see our autumn sensory boxes here. Materials: White…

Celebrating Spring: Birds

First I must credit the amazing Patty at Deep Space Sparkle for the inspiration and foundation lesson plan. You can visit her online shop for amazing art lesson plans at amazing deals. And no she didn’t pay me to say that!! Patty mostly works with K-6 grade and while the bulk of my students are…

Open-ended Art: Fabric and Paint on Cardboard

Fabric and Paint is an easy one you can do at home with any scrap textiles and/or ribbon that you have. You can cut up bric-brac for more texture and fun, cut up old stained clothes if you don’t have a fabric bin to pull from or get scrap fabric for a great deal at…

Open-Ended Art: Valentine’s Day

I love LOVE! I’m all about reclaiming holidays, expanding upon the hallmark understanding, tapping into the potential of celebration….especially when it comes to love. Before we dove into endless pink, red, white, and purple Valentine’s Day supplies I introduced the theme for the day by reading “Mouse’s First Valentine”. Lauren Thompon and Buket Erdogan have…