Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sailboat Collage

Day 1

Tissue and Tempera Background and texture paper for sailboats

We live in a beach town where instead of "how's the weather?" you often hear, "how's the surf?" Many of my students spend a huge amount of time at and in the ocean. So I thought it would be nice for my 2nd and 3rd graders to create a colorful sailboat collage using some of the Eric Carle style techniques.

First, the sky is created using torn strips of tissue in sunset colors. These are decoupaged using a glue and water mixture. The ocean is created with blues and greens (tempera) and then "combed" over with a cardboard comb to create currents. The children will create a variety of colored textured paper using combs, cotton balls, bubble wrap ect. The following week they will cut out simple sailboat shapes from their textured papers. Lastly, with a small brush and white acrylic paint they can create white caps in their water. I think their parents will love to hang these up.


  1. I love this! It's amazing what can be done with painted paper :)

  2. This is a great project and your original is beautiful!

  3. Thanks for your super sweet comment :) xoxoxo

  4. I love this. The little boats are adorable!


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