Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Collage topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Wood Collage
Research different wood collages together on the Internet. Point out the use of texture, shape, and color in the collages. Then have your child create a wood collage! He or she can collect scraps of wood from a yard or park. What idea or feeling does the collage communicate? How?

Found Objects
Remind your child that found objects can be used in a collage. The artist Kurt Schwitters incorporated candy wrappers and pieces of cork or metal into his works. Have your child create a collage using only found objects. What do the objects represent? How might the placement of an object on a collage change the work’s overall look or feel? Encourage your child to be creative with the placement of the items. He or she might want to flip something upside down or alter the object in some way. Then have your child share the collage, along with other artwork, with friends and family in an art gallery show!