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Everyone loves to do arts and crafts. Making collage art is perfect for those meetings where you want to get crafty and make some amazing masterpieces. What is Collage art? It is a technique where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, which creates a new whole.
Below are a few ideas to get you started.
Collage Artist Activity Booklet
Before jumping into a few ideas, do you want to skip all the planning? If so, use this Activity Booklet with activities, games, and worksheets to allow your girls to takeover the meeting and learn about different types of collages, create multiple unique collages focused on color, composition, and using found objects. This booklet shares examples of different collages the girls can do as well as templates to use when creating their own. With a step by step activities, you can’t ask for a easier way to run your meeting. Learn more and get yours today!
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Other Fun Activities To Try
Find it in the Collage
Have girls make a collage with all kinds of objects. It can be a flat image with magazine pieces or they could do a found object collage with more 3d items in piece. At end have them put together a list of items people have to find when they look at image. The girls will have fun hiding the objects within the collage and other girls will have fun examining the other girls art work to find the objects that were hidden.
Instead of using poster board which is not as heavy for the collages use heavy canvas – you can get a 12 pack of 8 x 10 sheets from amazon here: CANVAS PANELS 12 PACK – 8″X10″ Of course they sell larger sizes as well so depends what size you want to make your collage.
Crumbled Paper Art Collage
You can use construction paper and paint and create a unique art form. Once you have painted your crumbled construction paper you can assemble it into a collage, it could be abstract or look like something specific. For full directions on how to turn crumbled paper into colorful art to use in your collage click here
Pinterest Ideas I loved Too…
You can create your very own word art using any word found in magazines. Suggestions GS, girls name, something they love, etc.
If you want inspiration for collages and mosaics checkout this pinterest board with 195 pins on it when I wrote this post: Pinterest board
Need more inspiration?
If You Can Cut, You Can Collage: From Paper Scraps to Works of Art is a great book to help your girls get started. If You Can Cut, You Can Collage is specially designed for people who feel like they can’t make art. Want to know a secret? You can! You just need a little inspiration, instruction, and confidence. Get yours here.
What to do with all your collages at the end?
Now the girls have completed all the collages what should they do with them now. Have a little more fun as a troop and after girls are done making all their collages have the girls set up a art gallery for parents and other girls in troop(if multi-level) can come visit and view all their work. Make sticker labels for girls to put under each piece of work with name for work and artist name. And of course take a picture with each girl next to their 4 to 5 pieces to give to them at next meeting.
If you don’t want to spend the time planning this badge, our Activity Booklet has step-by-step instructions with activities that don’t require any planning other than gathering supplies and printing booklets.
What do we do after your girls complete the activities?
Well of course give them the badge to display proudly on their vest, they earned it! Additionally If you are like many leaders we want to award our girls when they complete something even beyond just the patch. One great way to show achievement is with a certificate. Don’t worry you don’t have to make them, I found a resource that has done all the work for you and all you have to do is print them and customize the certificates with each girl’s name, badge or award earned, date, and troop leader. Editable certificates perfect for awarding girls after earning a badge.
More Resources For You Beyond This Site
I get asked a lot what other resources are out there on the internet for Leaders. I have done some digging over the years and have used many of the resources myself. I compiled a list of some great companies that sell patches, programs and also other bloggers offering amazing resources that may fit your needs even better than my site did. Checkout what I found.