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Another Fun Winter Project for Preschoolers and Up!

Posted December 25th, 2017  |  By A4A.admin

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This fun project idea comes from Lena Boot, who teaches Little Artists 1, 2 & 3. We offer multiple art and music classes for preschoolers. Check out our Spring Catalog or register online for Spring classes!

During the busy holiday and gift giving season, you’re bound to have a lot of leftover wrapping paper and tissue paper scraps. Try this fun project with your preschooler or older kids to recycle those scraps into art!

Recycled Wrapping Paper Holiday Collage

Materials you will need:

    •  white paper
    •  wrapping paper and tissue paper scraps
    •  glue
    •  pencil
    •  scissors

Step 1: Sketch your holiday design

Use the white paper and pencil and start with a sketch of something that can be drawn as simple shapes, such as a tree (triangle and rectangle), snowman (circles), or present (square). The details are not important in the sketch, so focus on the overall silhouette of the shape.

A tree can be simplified into a triangle and a rectangle.

Step 2: Tear wrapping paper into small pieces and glue on

You can use any leftover material, such as wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbons, bows, gift tags and bags. Try to stay within the boundaries of the sketch. Younger children may need help with the glue.

All done!

Cut out the finished collage and glue onto colorful construction paper. It can also be turned into a holiday card!

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