- Manila paper
- Old magazines—preferably kid’s magazines
- Glue or glue sticks
- Various art materials (optional)
Before you do this project, collect old magazines. Kid’s magazines will work particularly well for this. Explain to students that they will be creating their favorite scene from the fairy tale that you have read. If you have read more than one, allow students to choose which fairy tale to use, or you can give them two choices.
Pass out the old magazines and scissors to your students. Be sure to review the proper way to handle scissors with your students, and review scissor safety rules. Have students look through them and cut out pictures that will help them recreate their favorite scene. Next, pass out the Manila paper. Have students arrange and glue the pictures onto the Manila paper.
Then, allow students to add details to their pictures to recreate their scenes. Students can use crayons and markers to draw in details. They can also use various art materials to enhance their collages. Some great choices would include pom poms, fun foam shapes, or pipe cleaners.
When students are finished, allow them to show their scenes to the class. Have the student tell what fairy tale it is if you read more than one. See if the class can guess what scene was recreated. Then, place the collages on a bulletin board or in the hallway. A great bulletin board title would be, “Once Upon a Time."