Ripped Paper Collage Tiles


Create amazing ripped paper collage tiles while learning about texture and design. They make great keepsakes or gifts for any occasion.


1. MAKE RUBBING PLATES Use Crayola Scissors to cut several pieces of poster board into medium-size pieces about 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm).

2. Use a Color Stick to write a word and draw patterns onto the pieces of poster board. Trace over what you have written and drawn with School Glue and air-dry completely overnight.

3. MAKE TEXTURED DESIGNS Place construction paper on top of the rubbing plate and use the flat side of a Color Stick to rub over the card until the word or design appears. Use more than one Color Stick while rubbing to make special effects. Fill several sheets with different rubbings made with a variety of colors.

4. MAKE RIPPED PAPER COLLAGE Tear the textured designs and arrange them on a tile or piece of heavy cardboard. Use your imagination to create stripes, flowers, hearts or a mosaic-like design on the card. Attach the textured pieces with Crayola School Glue and an arts & crafts brush.

5. When you are finished applying the ripped pieces, cover the top with a layer of School Glue. It will dry clear. Air-dry the glue completely.

6. If using a tile, trace the tile onto a piece of craft foam or felt and cut it out with Crayola Scissor. Glue the craft foam or felt to the back of the tile.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Adult Assistance is required for this arts & crafts project.

Mirrors, Picture Frames, and Plant Pots—Close adult supervision is required when children use craft materials that could shatter or break. Handheld mirrors, picture frames with glass, ceramic pots, and similar breakable items may be used only by children 8 years and older. For children 7 years and younger, use unbreakable materials such as wood or sturdy plastic picture frames, unbreakable mirrors, and plant pots that will not shatter into sharp edges.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • Students create ripped paper collages cards on construction paper for any occasion.
  • Students compare and contrast collage art and mosaic art. Students create a mosaic design with cut paper pieces.
  • Assessment: Children create rubbing plates and produce textured designs. Students create collage tiles with their texture designs.

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crayola supplies
  • Arts & Crafts Brushes
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Color Sticks™ Colored Pencils
household supplies
  • posterboard
  • cardboard
  • ceramic tile
  • craft foam sheets
  • felt



  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12


  • Language Arts
  • Visual Arts


  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students understand texture as an element of art. Texture rubbings give the illusion of texture in a composition.

  • Students understand the origins and elements of collage art.


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