Monday, March 14, 2011

Recycled Paper Tube Collage

Yes,  we are still excited about paper tube art here!  This project took a couple days and it was quite fun! Here is a close up preview of our Recycled Tube Collage:


We started out with gathering up tubes and cutting them into a variety of shapes:


You can see the variety of shapes. C could cut some and I helped her out.  With smaller children you could have them already pre-cut.


Then, as we did for our Recycled Tube Sculpture, we dipped the cardboard pieces in a puddle of white glue and put them on a recycled cardboard base (gift box, cereal box, etc.).  Make sure to shake off your excess glue before gluing down on the cardboard base/background. Arrange them any way you like.


This is how it looks before the paint.  It looks awesome.We let it dry for a day so we could paint it.


I gave Cassie one color at a time and tried painting it as carefully as she could.


C kept painting and painting and she worked really diligently.


We kept adding more colors....and then C was getting tired to paint the base/background. (quick thinking....)  So I said,  "Let's race your paintbrush like a little car around everything." .  She liked that idea and it  really was getting covered. I think it turned out like Modern Art. Almost like Modern Artist: Frank Stella.  Here is Cassie's Modern Art Masterpiece:


Here is a Frank Stella Masterpiece:


27 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this! I think you and I have a similar way of thinking :-) It also really reminds me of another artist who I have seen in Tate Britain who works in relief (can't remember name but am off to have a look!) Oh for my daughter to get just a teensy bit older- the fun art projects we will do! Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think Cassie's masterpiece is definitely better than Frank Stella's! I love it!
    ~Rockabye Butterfly~
    http://rockabyebutterfly.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Melissa, I love this project. It took place over a period of time, and allowed your daughter lots of creative fun. Good photos!
    I really am enjoying your inspiration, and the reference to modern art very interesting.
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great way to incorporate a modern art lesson into some good old messy pre-k fun. (For the record, we kinda like Cassie's better.) ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gorgeous! This makes my art teacher side giddy! Thanks so much for linking up to made by little hands mondays!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Seriously, this looks like it could be in a gallery! It's lovely and Princess can't wait to make her own!

    ReplyDelete
  7. These look like great fun - I'd love to see Cassie's latest work of art on this month's Mini-Masterpieces Link-up at Artful Adventures!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cassie is quite the little artist. This turned out awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This is a fantastic project! So rich and colorful... just wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh I love these! How cool - 3D artwork. Brilliant!!! And we love using paper tubes... perfect!

    Thank you for linking up :-)

    Maggy

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is such a cute idea! jillian and I will have to try this soon!

    ReplyDelete
  12. fabulous! I like it even better than Frank Stella's version, but don't tell him. Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. How cool is that! It really looks like a little masterpiece. Thanks for linking up at Fun for Kids Friday www.localfunforkids.com
    Happy St. Patty's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  14. LOVE it! Now I can use all those saved up tubes for a super fun project!

    Kerri

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love this 3D art composition, it's really cool!

    ReplyDelete
  16. great project, and you used some amazing colors! love it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I featured you this week, come check it out!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for all the great comments! I appreciate them all! I hope everyone enjoys making a recycled tube collage!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I linked your idea! We gave it a try! Let me know what you think :)

    ~Rockabye Butterfly~

    http://rockabyebutterfly.blogspot.com/2011/03/art-that-pops.html

    ReplyDelete
  20. Bravo! I agree with the other comments - I love this! Fab colours and I love the 3D element. Thanks for sharing with the Play Academy.

    ReplyDelete
  21. What fun!!! I know some kids that would enjoy a project like that!

    Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Friday! I'll be posting the next link party tomorrow night. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a neat project - I love how it turned out!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Looks awsome and lots of fun! I wonder if my two1/2 year old could do this. I might just give it a try with him.

    ReplyDelete
  24. tube collage all the way I adore it, but oculdn't leave a comment on todat's post????????

    ReplyDelete