Kids Art Collage: Create a Cute Cat Collage | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Kids Art Collage: Create a Cute Cat Collage

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction and Supplies You Will Need for This Project


    • 2.

      Step 1: Cut and Glue Cat Collage


    • 3.

      Step 2: Add Details to Cat


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About This Class

Are you looking for a fun collage art project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Kitty Cat Collage Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 6+.

There are two steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Cut and Glue Cat Collage
  • Step 2: Add Detail to Cat Collage

Supplies needed for this project:

Let's start creating!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. Introduction and Supplies You Will Need for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we're going to be creating this really cute collage kitty cat. So I wanted to talk to you a little bit about it before we start. And I'd like to show you the supplies in the materials that you will need for this class. So, as I said before, this is our kitty cat. He's made out of newspaper and a little bit of scrap of paper and some white paper, some white card stock and some black card stock and then a backing. So basically, what you can dio is you can pull any materials that you have into this project. So if you don't have a scrap of paper, that's okay. No problem. Just try to find another type of paper around your house, Maybe, Ah, paper bag or some sort of a decorative wrapping paper. Anything will do. That's the neat thing about this project. So let's get started with the supplies that you'll need. You will need a piece of paper to glue your kitty cat down onto it could be black. It can be purple or green, any color that you would like. I just use black because that's the kind of paper That's the color of paper that I had in my paper drawer. You will also need some newspaper. So some newspaper or you can use, um, phone book paper. If you have that and you don't have newspaper or magazine paper would work as well. It is up to you. You will also need a little bit of scrap paper for the eyes. You can use some scrap paper for the stripes if you'd like to have stripes on there and I like to, we use a little bit of white paper for the eyes and also for the whiskers. But if you don't have this available to you, I use just whatever you have. You will also need some glue, and this glue is to glue down your cool collage kitty cat. If you don't have this type of glue and you have the wet glue that the liquid glue like this that would work as well, you will also need a pencil because we're going to be doing a little bit of drawing and you will need some safety scissors. Those air important because we're going to be cutting some shapes out for our collage. Katie, the last thing that I would suggest. Although this project isn't too messy, it can be out. Get a little bit sticky with the glue. If you find a map that you can put underneath, there may be some newspaper to keep everything super neat. All right, I'm excited about sharing this lesson with you. Let's get started. 2. Step 1: Cut and Glue Cat Collage: already, friends of the first thing that you want to do is you'll want to take a piece of your newspaper and the side that you want to use for your collage the side that you want showing for your cat. You're going to not mark on that side. What you're going to do is you're going to flip that piece of paper over, and you're going to use the back side to draw on and you're going to draw the shape of your cat. So the first thing that we're going to dio is we're going to draw the shape of our cat's face. Now remember, we'd like to fill out a good part of this black piece of paper. If you make a tiny, tiny drawing of a cat's face like that size, imagine how that is going to look on this piece of paper. It's probably going to be a little bit too small, so basically you're going to want to draw a nice around circle a nice round circle. Now, you might not be able to see this very well on the video, but I can tell you right now I am just drawing a nice round circle on my newspaper on the back of my newspaper because this is the side that I like to use for my actual cat. So I'm using the back and then another place on my newspaper. I'm going to make some triangles relatively large, and again, this might be difficult for you to see, but basically, you make a straight line, you come down with the slanted line and then you come down with another slanted line that touches the first slanted line. So it's basically triangles. Okay, Now, for the body were going to make a shape that looks like this. Oh, this is the site that I'd like to use. I'm going to flip it over, and I'm going to make a curved line and a curved line. This is going to be my cat's body. And again, that might be a little bit difficult for you to see. All right. And then I'm going to close that up at the top. So curved line, curve, line, and close up at the top. So now I'm going to start cutting my paper out on my lines, and I might make some adjustments once I get this cut out. Maybe it won't fit on my piece of black paper. Maybe it will. We're just going to make some adjustments after we actually cut it out. As always, adjustments are fine to make, especially when you're doing art. Okay, that looks good to me. So there's the body of my cat, and then for my cats had I'm going to make this circle going to cut it out on my line, and I like how it's nice and big. It's not teeny, teeny, tiny. It's nice and big. Here we go. Perfect. I can put it this way. I can put it this way. It's up to me. I think I'd like to put it to the side where the words are going straight up and down. And then I'm going to cut out my ears on my line just like this. So there's a one year and there's my other ear here ago, and I'll put these aside for right now. So there's the basic shape of my cat. Can you see that? We have his ears, we have his head and we have his body. Alrighty. So what we're going to do next is we're going to flip our pieces of paper over, and we're going to glue them down. So the first piece of paper that you'll glow down with your glue stick is the body. So all you need to do is go along the outer edge of your piece of paper. I couldn't put it down like this right where you want it. We go press it down for just a second, and then we'll go on to the head, put the glue only around the edges. You do not need to put glue in the middle like this for sometimes I see kids do that. And sometimes their paperwork. It's all crinkly. And it is it a little bit of a waste of glue. So I'm going to go like this, push that down for a second, and then move on to the ears, go along the edge, put those ears right on my cute little catch. My last year, put some glue on there and push it down. Okay, Perfect. Here we go. Now, if you'd like to add something else, maybe like a tale, you could do that. Certainly with some of your scraps. I think I'm gonna do that. So I'm going to make a tail shape. Actually, that looks pretty good to me. I didn't have to do a lot of cutting on that one. So here's his tail. I'll make it come out this way. Yeah. How does that look? I like that. Alrighty. So there we have our basic shape of our cat. And so what you can do next is you can just add some details. You can add details like eyes, nose and a mouth, Some whiskers. If you'd like to put a collar on him, that would be a good idea as well. 3. Step 2: Add Details to Cat: so I'm just going to give you some ideas as to some things that you are, I mean that you can think about doing so. I think I'm going to make a couple of eyes for my cat, so I'm going to draw them out on this piece of paper and then I'm going to flip the piece of paper over so my pencil line isn't showing. Look at that. Look how cool that IHS. So curve line, curve line and then coming up to a point. If you turn it this way, it's almost a teardrop shape. Cut that out and cut that down. I love collage because you can actually create art with cutting. That's pretty cool. So there's one I and you see how I flip mine over so the pencil doesn't show, and there's another I Now I like my eyes to go off of my paper, but if you want to have your eyes a little bit smaller and keep them on your paper, that's fine. But I like mine to go off the paper a little bit off the edges. I think what I would like to do also is get some of my black paper, and I'd like to make a little nose. So let's see, Maybe a trying healer knows. How does that look? Huge and maybe a mouth. And I think I'd like my mouth to just be a little line like that. Maybe that's a little bit too thick, so I'm going to change it. And I always. There's a lot of times that I change my mind when I'm doing art. I just keep trying and trying until I get it the way that I want it. I think what I'd also like are some whiskers, says Whiskers. Air very, very thin. They're about this, then maybe even thinner, so we can have some really thin whiskers from her cat. You could make them as long as you like. When I make whiskers on my cats, I usually just have two or three whiskers. That's it. I don't have a bunch of whiskers, but it's all in what you like. I think for this particular cat, I'm just going to have to whiskers coming out. This may be off with these around like this because I want the larger end to be closer to the nose. How does that Look now, maybe for his I I have this really cool color green. I think I'll cut some circles out of that. I've had this really great tip for cutting circles, so you cut a square and then you just cut along the outer edge of the square like this with a circle, and that way you can get Max among circle out of that. Love that. Another thing that you could do if you don't want to just do straight cutting is you can actually draw a circle on the back of your piece of paper and then cut it out. Either way, we'll work out very, very well and just cut that circle sometimes. Sometimes, if you're not used to cutting a lot than your circles could get very, very small very quickly. How does that look away like that? I think I'd like to put a couple of pupils. Here's a small piece of paper right here. Some pupils. We're here on the inside. Look at that. That's so cool. There's one and there's another one. Now I'm going to just take a look at my cat collage and see if there's anything else I'd like to Dio. - Right ? So now we're going to start gluing these down, so I'm going to take the top area first. Just a little dot of glue eyes. See how I'm working my way down the paper already? Friends. There you go. Oh, he looks so cute. Doesn t I really like the way that my kitty cat collage turned out. So I hope that you had fun with this project. And keep in mind that you could make any animal, any animal at all with just a few simple materials like newspaper or regular paper. If you have a phone book that would work as well with collage you can really use just any type of paper, so I'll see in the next lesson.