A fun, yet challenging way to encourage creative thinking is to transform scraps of paper into works of art. Magazines and catologues are a great source of colourful paper. They are perfect to tear up and collect different coloured pieces of paper – with different tones and textures from every colour of the rainbow.
For this art experience, gather some magazines and tear out pieces of different coloured pages.
Gather different shades of each colour as well as a selection of patterned papers too. There is no need to be neat when it comes to tearing the pieces. Often, you are guided by the surrounding text and images – simply tear around these and tear pieces of paper into different sizes and shapes.
When there is a supply of different coloured pieces available it’s time to create. Be inspired by the shapes of the pieces as well as their colour.
Some pieces my children have recently created include:
Friends by Miss 7
Mummy and Me Under The Rainbow by Miss 7
Unicorn’s Dinner Time by Miss 7
The Dog by Master Five
The Cow by Master Five
Me by Miss Three