Winter Shape Collage

These projects were created by my Young Fives Kindergarten classes. We began by using bright colors of liquid watercolor on pieces of 12" X 12" watercolor paper. They then sprinkled salt on top and allowed them to dry. During the next class, they wiped the salt from their papers and revealed a "snowy"sky.

Some gorgeous sky papers:

During the next class, we tore a piece of white 9" X 12" construction paper in half horizontally. Half of this paper became the snow along the bottom of their papers. Houses were made from rectangular scraps of paper. I showed the kids how to cut a square piece of paper corner to corner to create a triangle for the roof. Doors, windows, and chimneys were added next.

Building their houses:

Trrees were made by cutting more squares diagonally and stacking the triangles. Tree trunks and pre-cut snowflakes finished their collage. The kids enjoyed creating their winter scenes and reviewed shapes also.
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  1. Gorgeous! I am going to get my kidlets to try this soon.

  2. What a great project! An excellent way to practice with geometric shapes. They all look wonderful! My Kinders would love this.

  3. Yes! After all the snow we've just had, we will definitely be making these.


  4. Oh...I think I will try this in December and use cotton balls for texture.

  5. Hi! I loved your art project and I featured you in my blog post "A colorful winter!" You can see it here
    I would love your feedback!

  6. We just finished this up tonight. My kids are 2, 3, and 7 and they all enjoyed it.

  7. We just finished up this project today! My kids are 2, 3, and 7 and they all enjoyed coming up with different houses. It was a good opportunity to talk about foreground and background as well as experiment with our new liquid water colors and the effects ofsalt.


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