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Summer Fun with Kids | All About Me Kid Collage | Summer DIY Crafts | Summer Activities

This is the last Week of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL! Today we are welcoming Michelle & Kira from Sunshine and Hurricanes,  who are sharing a mixed-media all about me collage. For more summer fun, check out the overview page.

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Hey Friends! This is Michelle & Kira from Sunshine and Hurricanes and we’re so excited to share these fun and easy “All About Me” collages. How often do your kids create art that they adore, but that you would rather not hang up all over the house? These mixed-media collages are a great way to solve that dilemma! Your kids will be  so proud of their creations because it’s all about them, and you’ll love this project because it’s a great piece of art.

Gather all the necessary materials: Canvases, acrylic paints, paint brushes, old magazines, scissors and Mod Podge.

Here is what you need:

9 x 12 Canvases
Assortment of Acrylic Paints
Paint Brushes
A Stack of Old Magazines
Scissors
Mod Podge
 
Have an assortment of acrylic paints and paint brushes available to use.
 

Step 1: Have your little artist brain storm ideas about what they would like to paint on their canvas. We used 9×12 canvases but any size would work. Provide pencils, a variety of paints colors and different size brushes.

Organize materials onto table and let children begin to paint with acrylic paints.

Step 2: Then have your little artist paint their canvas. Encouraging them to use a multitude of colors or several shades of the same color to help add depth to their paintings. Then set painting aside to dry.

Cut out words or photos from magazines to use for your art project.

Step 3: It is now time to break out the magazines and scissors. Encourage your little artists to look for positive and descriptive words that they can relate to or that display their likes. You could even have older artists cut out individual letters to spell their names or other words.

Place magazine clippings onto painted canvas.

Step 4: Once everyone has chosen their words/letters. They can place them where ever they think they would fit best in their original design.

Use paint brush to apply Mod Podge to the entire surface of the painted canvas.

Step 5: It’s time to break out the Mod Podge. Use clean brushes to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge  to the canvas and then paint over the word/letter.

Allow painted canvas to dry then display.

Step 6: Then let the canvases dry for a couple of hours. While waiting, find the perfect spot to hang their master piece once dry.

Display the finished collage for everyone to see.

These fun mixed media collages would be a great home school art activity, a first week of school activity or a great rainy day project! Looking for more tips? We have information about  How to Save BIG on Craft Supplies   or looking for ways to inexpensively Organize Your Kids Keepsakes and Artwork? Check out these posts for some really great ideas!

Summer Fun with Kids | All About Me Kid Collage | Summer DIY Crafts | Summer Activities

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Sunshine and Hurricanes creators Kira Lewis and MichelleSummer Fun with Kids | All About Me Kid Collage | Summer DIY Crafts | Summer Activities Myers both live in sunny SWFL and have six kids between them ranging in age from 3 to 12. There they share about the importance of friendship and community where they hope others will find resources for creating fun and purpose in daily life as well as support to get through the inevitable storms.

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Are you ready for your kids to go back to school? Why or why not?

16 Comments

  1. Jen
    August 18 at 10:54AM

    My kids go back TODAY!!! YAY!!!!!

  2. This is such a cute idea!!

  3. Ashley
    August 18 at 12:36PM

    We homeschool and start in Sept. Nearly ready!

  4. Sheila Hynes
    August 19 at 05:57AM

    I am so excited for my son to go back to school. He is a freshman this year and moving into being a young man. He has shown amazing growth but this project was fun and fantastic for us even at 14 (we did it with my granddaughter)

    Love the new site and content.

  5. August 20 at 10:06PM

    Love… love… LOVE this! I’m so going to do this as a “back to school” activity with the kiddos. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I’m ready. I love that my kids are able to get out again to be social with their friends!

  7. Sherri
    August 21 at 09:34AM

    They started back Monday, and it is nice to have some peace and quiet around here for a little while. It is good when they get home too, though.

  8. Kim
    August 21 at 10:40AM

    I’m ready for them to go back to school and to get back into a normal routine again. 🙂

  9. Jennifer
    August 21 at 11:22AM

    My son is only 11 months old, so no school yet!

  10. August 21 at 11:50AM

    Today’s their 3rd day! I was so nervous the first day, but they’re loving it!

  11. August 21 at 04:48PM

    I think we are all ready to get back into a more structured routine – it also didn’t hurt that both my girls got the teachers they were hoping for – so happy we prayed for this in the Moms in Prayer group I am a part of!

  12. Su
    August 22 at 04:48AM

    No, I am not ready for my kids to go back to school. I really miss them when they are not home. thx

  13. Stephanie
    August 22 at 07:40AM

    We homeschool but use a weekly tutorial that starts next Wednesday and me and the kids are both ready! So exciting!

  14. Maureen
    August 22 at 03:15PM

    My baby starts kindergarten in two weeks, and real baby starts preschool in three!

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