FREE ART LESSON + PROJECT FOR KIDS

CREATE A GUITAR COLLAGE

What's more fun than using paper, glue, and scissors to create a new design? In this art lesson + project, you'll make a collage and learn to "draw with scissors" as we view the artwork of Henri Matisse as inspiration. We'll cut shapes to form a miniature imitation of a guitar. Get your scissors ready!

My favorite part about this project... there are no mistakes in art! So have lots of fun choosing your colors and cutting shapes.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Cardstock or construction paper (3+ pieces of any color combination); 2 papers need to be the same size

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Marker or pen, any color

  • Scrap or parchment paper to protect your work surface, especially during the glue stage

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TIME NEEDED

The video is approximately 30 minutes, but the actual project may take about 45-60 minutes to complete. Remember, this video can be paused at any point if you need more time to complete a step.

AGE LEVEL

This art lesson + project is for all ages but geared towards the upper elementary level.

YOUNGER STUDENT OPTION

Cutting with scissors is great practice 

to improve fine motor skills. For those little hands that tire easily while cutting, take a break, skip cutting the background shapes, don't cut as many strings, etc. There are no mistakes in art, and it's beautiful to see every unique creation. Keep encouraging those cute, little hands.

PARENT/TEACHER TIP

If you're limited on time, the guitar collage could simply be divided into two parts, especially if you're working with younger children who need a break. Stop the video after the cutting portion, and pickup at the glue stage on your next art day. 

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