3) Collection Collages
Use all the materials in your classroom and have the students create their own picture of spring or summer. Material, tissue paper, pipe cleaners, buttons, string, google eyes, glitter, tinfoil, leaves, flowers, magazine pictures, and any other materials may be used. You can use a theme of reusing all things such as bottle caps, old pencils, paperclips and scraps of paper from the classroom as a clean up project. Students can create a scene or make a random pattern of all the materials given.
Younger grades can cut out letters from newspapers to create an object made out of that letter. For example, cut out all the letter "T" from a news article and glue them into the shape of a train. Letter "B" can be made into a bee shape. Each student can do a different letter from the alphabet. Draw an outline of the shape you want them to fill on the paper.
Collages can be done any time of the year or as a wrap up activity in the classroom. Collections can be made all year long. Cutting or ripping apart pieces of paper to create collages is common. Teachers can also use hole punches to create colorful circles. Many examples of digital collages can be found on the computer. Collages are interesting and easy to create. Students will enjoy these short art lessons.