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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Throw Back Thursday - Collaborative Collage

      I love doing collaborative projects with my kiddos.  This rolled paper collage has been done by teachers in my school for several years.  It truly is beautiful (and very different feeling depending on the colors used and the width of the paper rolls).  My one problem with collaborative work is what I should do with them afterwards.  This past year I made the rolled paper collage the size of the window in one of the 3 doors to my classroom.  It will look great covering a somewhat awkward space.  I also think that this is beautiful enough that it could be sold at a fundraising auction.  We don't do anything like that  at our school but I know that a lot of private schools raise lots of money with collaborative classroom projects.
 Collaborative Rolled Paper Collage -Originally published 5/20/12
We created this beautiful rolled paper collage in several steps. First we painted the paper.  We mixed color and added texture to some of the pieces by running combs through the paint. On other pieces, we used drops of liquid water colors and salt to create the beautiful color combinations and texture.  

I used a paper cutter to cut the paper into strips which we then rolled around pencils. 

After re-rolling quite a few of the rolls, I hot glued the paper curls to foam board.  

We like the color and texture in this piece of art (once again my iphone doesn't begin to do justice to the colors in this cool piece of art).

I am linking up withCara's Throw Back Thursday Linky Party.


  1. I remember this post from the first time you shared it. It's still great!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I found your blog about two weeks ago when I was searching for an art project idea to do for a student art auction. can you believe that I chose this idea and now you are posting the idea. Great minds!

  3. That's a VERY cool piece of art, Lyn!
    I might have to do the same thing. I know what you mean, tho' about not know quite what to do with the collaborative pieces. Often I take them apart and dole out the pieces, but it seems so sad to destroy it.
    See you next week :))

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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