Saturday, May 10, 2014

Collage Tutorial: How to Make a Kitty Collage

Collage-making is great for working on motor skills such as scissor cutting and glueing. It is also something that you can start and not know what the final image will look like and the surprise is super fun for everyone! Most time is taken up when looking for the images in magazines because kids love to read and this is always engaging conversation.

What you need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Magazines that have cats/kittens, gardens and homes
  • A3 drawing paper (best to use a drawing book)

Start by finding a few garden or home magazines that you can cut out of (make sure when working with clients you ask their parents permission!).

Cut out as many green sections of grass, flowers and trees as you can and keep them in a pile. Variation in these subjects make for an interesting collage, so it's ok if a flower is the same size as a tree.

Sometimes, instead of cutting the subject out of the paper, rip the whole page out of the magazine to make it easier to cut.

Organize the greenery images on the A3 paper. If you can't fill the page with greenery, or have run out of greenery, find images of the sky. Once you are satisfied with the way it looks, start pasting them onto the paper.

Now time for the kittens!

Find lots of different sized kittens in the cat magazines. Play with where they could go in the garden. I always try to hide a few in the garden by looking for similar shaded greenery or very small kitten cut-outs.

Jeanette's kittens - how many can you find?
I hope you have fun collaging! Watch those paper cuts. xo Quaymberley