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Recycled Wall Collage Painting

In less than a week another afternoon activity with Grow Maple is set for 8/19 @ 4pm. Join us as we make a Recycled Wall Collage Painting.

With your littles collect recycled materials for the week from items you use up in the house.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Recycled cardboard, bottle caps, packaging, containers, egg cartons, take out boxes, bubble wrap, tubes, plates, cds, paper, or anything else you can think of.

  • Glue, Paint, Paint Brushes, Tape.

Invite the child to glue or tape the recycled materials to the base (cardboard, butcher paper, poster paper). Once everything is securely placed onto the base you can hang the collage on a fence/wall or let them paint on the ground.

Process art such as this lets a child experiment and interact with art materials through an enhanced sensory exploration. With a variety of textures, children began to discover that by using different techniques with the paint on top of the textured surface will produce varying outcomes and a different perspective of art. This is definitely a process-not-product activity, it is very exploratory, creative, and open-ended. Creating art boosts children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in many ways. As they manipulate a paintbrush in all the different grooves and surfaces, their fine motor skills improve. By mixing paint colors, they explore the concepts of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Art provides for limitless creativity while instilling curiosity and wonder in the process.

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