Serendipity Shape Collages

Why

Inside a folded geometric shape, place a drop of Crayola Glitter It! Mixing Medium and paint. Fold and then open it for a surprise! Create a sparkling collage of colorful shapes.


Steps

1. Use Crayola Scissors to cut construction paper into different shapes in a variety of sizes. Or tear your paper to get interesting edges and shapes. Crease each shape in the center.


2. Cover your art area with newspaper. With a Crayola Brush, place a tiny drop each of Crayola Washable Kids’ Paint and Glitter It! Mixing Medium in the crease. Fold the shape in half.


3. Unfold the shape to see a one-of-a-kind design. Lay the shape flat to air-dry. Repeat this process with all of your shapes.


4. Arrange your sparkly shapes on construction paper in a pleasing way. Attach them with Crayola Glue Sticks. Leave some papers partially folded if you like for a 3-D effect. Air-dry your creation.


5. Name all the shapes other children used in their collages.


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.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.

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.

Adaptations

  • After studying one shape, use just that shape to begin a class mural. Continue to add shapes.
  • Vary the shapes, amount of paint, pressure on the fold, colors, and arrangement of the shapes. The results are unique each time!
  • Talk about art techniques. What happens if you add two colors together? If you use less paint, how does this affect the design? What would happen if you folded the paper differently?
  • Assessment. Ask students to name their creation and tell why they chose the name. Ask students to count the number of squares, circles, triangles, or other shapes. Check each other’s totals for accuracy.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Washable Kid's Paint
  • Arts & Crafts Brushes
  • Glue Sticks
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Glitter It!
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • paper towels
  • container(s) of water

Overview

grades

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten

subjects

  • Math
  • Visual Arts

time

  • Less than 1/2 hour

benefits

  • Children cut or tear a variety of geometric paper shapes and follow directions to decorate them.

  • Students define and find a unique solution to an artistic problem (creating a pleasing collage).

  • Students identify the names of shapes used in their collages.

Cirriculum

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