I love the inspiration that new art materials bring. Or, in this case, a new container for the art materials. Maia worked on a collage for well over an hour yesterday afternoon, which is a record for her.
She started off by drawing a girl onto the matboard with oil pastels.
The matboard is great for collages because it is so thick and doesn't buckle under the glue and other materials applied. I picked up our supply of matboard remnants for free from a frame shop. (note: there are actually two pieces of matboard in these photos, one on top of the other, for no real reason.)
After drawing, Maia added glue in copious amounts.
Then set in googly eyes and some tiny buttons and beads for the eyes and nose (and for two hands).
And a circle of googly eyes around each cotton ball shoe, for good measure.
Feathers for hair.
And then lots of dried beans for the smile and belt, and some tissue paper to decorate the dress.
She said this was for her friend Stella and her parents and wrote their names in the corner. While working on the collage, she kept saying, "Stella is going to LOVE this!"