Cardboard, tempera, scrap book paper, Oh MY! Mixed Media keeps the attention of little ones because it combines drawing, painting and collage so every 10-15 minutes you are changing mediums. This project was inspired by a stacked bird art at Small Hands Big Art which we did with our 5Y+ students and they came out great. Click here to see how you can take this lesson to the next level.
- Cardboard, cut down.
- Tempera Paint
- Paper (we used scrapbook paper)
Instead of rectangular strips for optimal bird stacking, we used square pieces of cardboard, and open the project with a free painting session. These classes did not create a bird.
Post painting, we had the students wipe and mix the paint on the cardboard. It removes excess paint and dries the board much quicker.
We then had each student select sheets of paper that they then cut down and collaged onto the boards over the paint. This creates a variety of textures.
The final step of the process was using pastels around the newly adhered paper. This is a really great final step as it gives the final image texture.