Make a Colorful Collage with Your Kids
I’m partnering with LIFEWTR to bring you this project and inspire you to create something colorful and fun with your kids.
I really enjoy making time to work on something creative with my son. It’s great because I know that through art and creativity, he will learn tons of new things about colors, shapes, history, nature, science and almost anything he can imagine, and at the same time, I get to spend precious quality time with him which is amazing.
The other day, I went to my local 7Eleven to buy a few bottles of LIFEWTR and went back home. Their amazing labels inspired me to create something fun that afternoon, and Jaxon got excited about the idea when I showed him the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit that I got the other day. He was asking me to play with the sheets of paper since I got home with the kit, but I wanted to wait until I had an idea of something that we could create together with the material in in the box.
LIFEWTR is doing a fantastic job showcasing emerging artists on their bottles. They believe, just like me, that creativity and inspiration is as essential to life as water.
This kit that LIFEWTR and Scholastic created, includes art lessons and activities that motivate the little ones to explore techniques for illustrating characters, stenciling collages, and creating inked black-and-white designs with color blocking using printed pages with the artwork of three young artists.
Jaxon and I decided to make a collage for his room using the colorful paper sheets. The idea was so simple, but perfect for his age, and the end result was super fun and cheerful!
- Printed paper sheets included in the the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit
- Stencils included in the the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit
- 1 Thick white paper sheet
- Use the stencils to draw shapes on the back of the colorful paper included in the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit.
- Cut the shapes.
- Place the shapes on the white paper sheet creating a design you like. Then glue all the pieces down.
We actually designed something really simple, that was appropriate for a preschooler. If your kids are older, let them play with the stencils and use as many shapes as they want. Gluing different shapes together or one on top of other is a great way to make something unique and neat.
Find these amazing LIFEWTR bottles at your local 7Eleven. Every few months you will see a new series of LIFEWTR bottles focusing on a unique aspect of art, and putting the spotlight on three new artists. The next one is the Series 5 ‘Art Beyond Borders’ bottles and I’m sure it’s going to be super colorful. To see bottles and artwork from the past series check out their site here.