AUTOPLAY
Collage Art with Natural Materials
25 steps
You will need paper, scissors,pencils, black art pens or thin markers and lots of natural materials
1. You will need paper, scissors,pencils, black art pens or thin markers and lots of natural materials
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Grab a basket or bag and some scissors and get out side to collect some nature!
2. Grab a basket or bag and some scissors and get out side to collect some nature!
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Gathering materials is half the fun and a great opportunity to examine plants up close.
3. Gathering materials is half the fun and a great opportunity to examine plants up close.
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Use scissors to carefully cut your materials so you don’t damage them.
4. Use scissors to carefully cut your materials so you don’t damage them.
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Get leaves, flowers, sticks, and grasses in a variety of sizes colors and shapes.
5. Get leaves, flowers, sticks, and grasses in a variety of sizes colors and shapes.
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This is a beautiful assortment of Spring flowers and foliage found right in our backyard.
6. This is a beautiful assortment of Spring flowers and foliage found right in our backyard.
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When you are finished collecting bring everything inside and spread it out on a tray.
7. When you are finished collecting bring everything inside and spread it out on a tray.
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Now you can move on to the drawing
8. Now you can move on to the drawing
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Using a pencil sketch a person, animal, fairy, whatever you want to decorate.
9. Using a pencil sketch a person, animal, fairy, whatever you want to decorate.
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Draw the parts you won’t be covering with natural materials.
10. Draw the parts you won’t be covering with natural materials.
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Do a light sketch and mark in where you want your nature to be.
11. Do a light sketch and mark in where you want your nature to be.
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Go over the parts you want to show with a thin black art pen or marker.
12. Go over the parts you want to show with a thin black art pen or marker.
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Next gently erase the pencil lines.
13. Next gently erase the pencil lines.
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Kids may want to just use a pencil or marker or even crayon and draw as they go.
14. Kids may want to just use a pencil or marker or even crayon and draw as they go.
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Now start to add your natural materials to finish the picture.
15. Now start to add your natural materials to finish the picture.
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Tweezers are helpful with small pieces like petals.
16. Tweezers are helpful with small pieces like petals.
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Adding small details as you go to really bring it to life.
17. Adding small details as you go to really bring it to life.
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When you are happy with the result, photograph your art.
18. When you are happy with the result, photograph your art.
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Or maybe add some more.
19. Or maybe add some more.
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Then photograph again.
20. Then photograph again.
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Or just play and have fun changing it up.
21. Or just play and have fun changing it up.
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The materials won’t last long so photographs are the only way to preserve your creation.
22. The materials won’t last long so photographs are the only way to preserve your creation.
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You can laminate your drawings or place them in a ziplock bag to be used again and again.
23. You can laminate your drawings or place them in a ziplock bag to be used again and again.
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And again!!
24. And again!!
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Try doing this project in all four seasons! It’s a great way to get outside and get creative!
25. Try doing this project in all four seasons! It’s a great way to get outside and get creative!
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