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Red/Black/Green Found Collage

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Key Words

Composition: the way in which something is put together or arranged Layer: to place objects, images or materials on top of one another  Resin: a sticky organic substance often used as a protective layer in art


Cardboard   Black paint  Scissors  Elmer’s Glue or Mod Podge  Paintbrush  Found paper and/or old clothing


Collect paper and old fabric (such as T-shirts or other items you no longer use) that are red, Black, and/or green from around your home or community. Tear or cut your found materials into interesting shapes. Once all the shapes are cut, find a piece of cardboard and have an adult help you cut it into a large circle.  Paint your cardboard circle Black. Use Mod Podge or Elmers glue to collage your found materials into a composition by layering shapes and colors. You can also paint a thin coat of glue on top of your composition for a glossy resin-like effect!

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