Recently we made confetti hearts to create our garlands for Valentine’s Day (you can read about these heart garlands here). This involved my children using our heart shaped punches. We gathered quite a collection of hearts, which meant a lot of hole punch scraps as well. Looking at the bundles of scraps we thought we could make something with them. We decided to use these scraps to create heart themed collages.
To create these collages we compiled our collection of hole punch scraps and had some coloured paper on hand to use as our canvases.
Initially, my older children chose to create scenes and I was really impressed with how they manipulated the hole punch scraps to turn their vision into creative pieces. Miss Three was designing colourful abstract pieces.
Miss Seven came up with an sweet piece which she has called “Chasing Butterflies” (I love the name of her creation).
Master Five wanted to use the hole punch scraps to make a dog and a robot. He combined his two ideas to create a clever piece featuring two dogs, going for a walk, with a robot in the sun! It was fascinating to watch him experiment with the scraps to produce this artwork.
Miss Seven cut around one of the big red hearts and placed a small yellow heart within it. Miss Seven wanted to make a “creature” and was experimenting with the googly eyes when she said that these shapes reminded her of an owl. Using the owl as the starting point and inspiration for this piece, Miss Seven and I created this owl in a tree.
Master Five wanted to create a robot. He wanted to make it with me and this is what we produced:
The boys (my hubby and Master Five) decided to create a fish and came up with this colourful character:
This was a great exercise in creativity – turning what could have been rubbish into lovely pieces of art.