Monday, January 25, 2010
Another Australia Day craft. This is Neevah's first collage i was really excited to try this technique with her. I settled on a Koala as it fits the aussie animal theme and they don't come much more Australian than a koala. For this activity i have used a template for the koala (as i am not the best at drawing) also there is a bit of adult preparation needed.
Things you will need
Grey Material/Paper/Felt or Foam
Black Material/Paper/Felt or Foam
Small scrap of pink paper
2 Pieces of Construction Paper (A4)
Pen / Pencil
Tracing Paper / Baking Paper
1 . Copy the Koala template. You could do this by copying the template straight off the screen with some tracing paper or printing it out. You need the nose and ears as separate pieces to the basic head shape.
2 .Cut out Legs, Arms and Ears from the grey material. I choose material as i had an old pair of trackpants that could no longer be worn but you can use anything grey such as paper/felt or foam.
3 . Cut out the Nose from black material as above you can use whatever you have in black.
4 . Cut out the mouth from the pink scrap paper.
5 . Trace the basic body shape and head shape onto 1 piece of the construction paper ready so your child knows roughly where to collage. Keep these parts of the template they will be needed again.
6 .Cut strips of newspaper and then give to your child to rip into smaller pieces (i choose only the Black and White print pieces of the newspaper to give it an overall grey look)
7 .Let your child loose with the glue and newspaper pieces guide them to full in all the blank spaces don't worry if they go outside the template lines
8 .Let it dry if it needs to
9 .Lay the basic body and head template on top of the collage either trace around the template then cut it out or cut straight around the template
10. Now glue all the pieces onto a piece of construction paper so it forms the koala and then add the eyes, nose, and mouth
11 . Let It Dry