Create a Reused School Supply Collage
As the new school year begins many parents are left wondering what to do with last year's discarded school supplies. Rulers, pencils, crayons, and half worn notebooks are all too often thrown away as the back to school shopping rush begins. Instead of tossing those old supplies, try turning them into a creative work of art! Mixed media constructions involve using two or more different types of materials in one artwork. This collage activity will encourage your child to reuse his old school supplies as the multiple types of media. Add paint or pastels for an extra special touch.
This reused school supply mixed media collage will help your young student to increase environmental awareness, develop new vocabulary skills (i.e., mixed media, collage), explore the artistic process, and experiment with color.
What You Need:
- Old school supplies that can be reused such as crayons, pencils, rulers, old homework, used notebooks, erasers, paperclips, etc.
- 1 piece of cardboard or thick, sturdy paper
- Tempera paint
- Paint brushes
- Oil pastels or chalk (optional)