FOUND OBJECTS COLLAGE & SCAVENGER HUNT
Adapted from my children’s elementary school art teachers’ lesson plan
Help your children be art scavengers in the house. Searching out “bits and pieces” of scattered household/toy objects and assembling them into something meaningful is a good way to practice being resourceful and resilient!
1) Use a bag or tupperware to search the house with your children for small objects they can turn into art! Think: legos, darts, q-tips, Post-it’s, caps, fabric pieces, twist ties, etc.
2) At the table, encourage them to build their own collage scene out of these “bits and pieces of everyday life.”
3) If your child is inclined, encourage making a self-portrait. Can you make a face out of these? Eyes? Nose? Lips? Ears? Hair? Other features? What’s a clever way to do it?
4) They can glue down as they go (use a lot of glue for 3D objects).
5) Ask your child what they’ve created. Listen to their story or comment on what you notice to start a discussion.
– Small objects
– Cardboard backing
– Elmer’s or tacky glue