Recycled Mod Podge Collage

Recycled Mod Podge Collage

In preparation for our exciting guest post for Red Ted Art, we have been busy making recycled construction paper, cutting hearts, and making lists of what we are thankful for. One of the final steps we needed to complete before putting our 31 Days of Love Recycled Mobiles together was to make a Recycled Mod Podge Collage for the top of our Mobiles. We had so much fun making these collages that both boys asked to make them again next week.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Recycled Homemade Construction Paper (if you do not have time, you can use store-bought construction paper, too)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Cardboard (We used a circle that comes in a pie box, but you could use any sturdy material)
  • Foam Brushes

Instructions for a Recycled Mod Podge Collage

Step One: Fine Motor Practice and Sorting Heart for Your Mod Podge CollageFine Motor Skills-Recycled Collage

  • Fold your construction paper in half Lengthways
  • Cut half of a heart on the folded side, open it up and you will have a heart.
  • You can make any size. We made all of our hearts about the size of a quarter or half-dollar.

What is great about this step is that we worked on our Fine Motor skills and symmetry. Both boys enjoyed learning how to cut out their very own hearts. We made big ones, small ones; tall ones and short ones. We made more hearts than we thought we might use so that we could use them for other projects (like our Recycled Heart Mobile being featured on Red Ted Art )

For added educational benefits you can sort the hearts by color. This was especially fun for my boys since they had made some of the hearts using two different colors. We have been studying the color wheel this month, so they enjoyed sorting by primary and secondary colors. It was fun to see them put the jars in order of the color wheel as they sorted.

Step Two: Make Mod Podge MixtureMod Podge Collage

  • In a small bowl mix the glue and water together. (the amounts are specific)
  • I used about 2 Tbs of Glue and 1/4 cup of water.
  • You want the mixture to be a milky creamy substance. Not too gluey, Not too runny.Mod Podge Collage

Tip: To save time or for younger children, I suggest having steps one and two done for them. I did steps one and two with the children on a separate day. Then I prepared a tray of materials for them to do as an art rotation while the other child worked on their Thanksgiving in February Project.

Step Three: Create Your Recycled Mod Podge CollageMod Podge Creation

  • Using the foam brush, apply the Mod Podge mixture onto the cardboard and attach the hearts.
  • Add some more of the mixture on top of the heart to lay it flat.
  • Continue until you have the desired look you want.

This was the fun part. I love how both of my children methodically placed each and every heart where they wanted it. Each child did it in a different way.

Recycled Mod Podge Collage

Each child’s art was unique, just like them.

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