I found a box full of different sized wooden pieces and let my grade ones go wild! They all picked out between 10-20 pieces and played around with their composition and planning.
They painted a piece of cardboard in either white or black to serve as the background for their shape collage and the students painted all of their wooden pieces with a solid color. When these were dry, they added designs and details with oil pastels– 2-3 colors per shape.
Finally they glued their pieces. Some kept to the original idea they had when the pieces were not painted and others went with a whole different look and feel.
I loved the plain collage and the colored one. As a variation they could be painted in warm or cool colors, complimentary colors, etc. Lovely don’t you think?