This shiny shape collage is a great process-based art project that the kids can do on a rainy day. Of course, it could also be done anytime you need a quick project to keep the kids entertained! There is no right or wrong way to do this project, however, the results are quite stunning. This shiny shape collage project uses cut up silver paper plates that are commonly found at a dollar store. The paper plates can be cut up into mosaic pieces to create a high-end mirror look. This fine motor shape collage is an excellent scissor skills activity!
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Scissor Skills Fine Motor Shape Collage
Younger kids can keep their designs simple while working on developing their fine-motor skills. Teens, tweens, or even adults might enjoy making more elaborate designs with smaller detailed pieces onto black canvas for some DIY wall art!
First, gather your materials.
To begin, invite your student or child to use the safety scissors to cut off the rim around the silver paper plate.
Next, your child can continue to cut pieces of the inside of the silver paper plate. These will be used for your shiny shape collage.
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Next, your child can add glue to the back of a piece of the paper plate and attach it to the black cardstock paper.
Your child can arrange the shapes however he or she would like!
This project can be quite versatile for a range of age groups.
My younger kid enjoyed making abstract designs, but my teen loved to create shiny mandalas using much smaller pieces of the silver paper plate.
Lastly, allow the glue to dry completely.
Be sure to display your shiny collage artwork proudly in your home or classroom!
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