Star Collage

Star Collage Activity

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Your child can hone her cutting skills while making this festive Fourth of July star collage. Stars have been shining bright on the American flag since Betsy Ross stitched them on in 1776! She can even use red, white and blue construction paper to really get in the spirit.

What You Need:

  • White construction paper
  • Scraps of red and blue construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What You Do:

  1. Offer your child pieces of red and blue scrap construction paper of various sizes. Now invite her to begin drawing several stars free-hand seeing if she can create stars of different sizes.
  2. Now offer your child a ruler and encourage her to use the straight edge to draw and measure the lines of a few more stars. Does she prefer to freehand her stars or create mathematically-designed stars?
  3. Get out the scissors and invite your child to cut out all those festive stars. Encourage her to take her time, trying to cut along all her lines, which boosts her hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills!
  4. Offer your child a sheet of white construction paper and glue to use for creating her star collage. She can position the stars randomly or create a pattern or unique design!

Her finished star collage can be proudly displayed somewhere in your home in celebration of Fourth of July!

Sarah Lipoff has a K-12 Art Education degree and enjoys working with kids of all ages.

Updated on Aug 13, 2012
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