We use construction paper all the time. It is our go-to material for making cards and simple collages. For this project I wanted to challenge myself to use construction paper in a creative way. I thought it would be interesting to see if we could create a construction paper pulp to make three dimensional collages. After an initial failure, I am happy to say we figured it out and are now ready to share our Torn Paper 3D Collages with you!
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE TORN PAPER 3D COLLAGES
multicolored construction paper
1/2 cup glue
large cardboard rectangles (ours were approximately 6 inches by 12 inches)
food processor or blender
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED THROUGH TORN PAPER 3D COLLAGES
HOW TO MAKE THE TORN PAPER 3D COLLAGES
Begin with about 10 pieces of multicolored construction paper. Tear the paper into smaller pieces. This is great practice for fine motor development. Place the torn pieces in a food processor or blender. Note: if you do not have a food processor or blender you can just continue to tear the paper into tinier pieces. Add half a cup of water to the blender and blend until the paper is smaller.
This mixture will be enough for about two children. Give each child a bowl of torn paper pulp, a spoon and a rectangular piece of cardboard. Children can use the spoon or their hands to form paper sculptures on the cardboard.
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