Monday, April 9, 2012

Easel Collage

It's amazing how much paint we can go through in a day at the easel.
So this week I decided to try something different.
No paint.
But there was glue, markers, scissors, and an assortment of collage materials.
I got a few looks from people like, "what do we do with this?"  but all I had to say was glue, colour, cut, create.  They got to it.

Even big enough for two people to create at the same time.
I enjoyed watching the next girl, setting up her baby in the stroller to watch her create.

We'll be experimenting more with the easel and how we can use it without paint.


  1. My kiddos love doing projects with shaving cream that is mixed with glue. It dries very puffy and the texture captivates them!

    We painted Easter eggs with Karo syrup and they turned out really cool! Come see. =)

    I am a new follower to your awesome blog and would be honored if you came to visit me!

    Heather's Heart

    1. Hi Heather, glad you found my blog. Checked out the Karo syrup eggs and they look wonderful - so shiny. We've painted with tinted corn syrup before but haven't combined it with crayons - will definitely try that.
      We're closed for Spring Break but will be back next week and the art table is ready with mirrored squares, shaving cream and paint - looking forward to see how the little ones and their grown ups use them.
      Thanks for following along.

  2. I love this idea and will be trying it! I'm running a bit low on paint for the remainder of the school year so it's perfect timing. =)

    1. Hi Bobbie
      Also try this idea from Deborah at TeachPreschool
      We've done it, I just haven't posted about it.
      It's a different tactile art piece for the children. We used ribbon and string and different shaped confetti. And it was communal (I didn't want to use so much contact paper) so what it looked like changed everyday and at the end of the week I hung them in the window.

  3. No doubt your idea is very well but i think it is basically designed for kids point of view and not a preferable for professional artist.

    1. You're right - my whole program is designed for a child's point of view and how to encourage them to use materials in ways we may not thought of.

  4. How fun!! It is always great to get them thinking about different things. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!