Today we are welcoming Michelle & Kira from Sunshine and Hurricanes,  who are sharing a mixed-media all about me collage.

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
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!

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Michelle and Kira
Sunshine and Hurricanes creators Kira Lewis and Michelle Myers both live in sunny SWFL and have six kids between them ranging in age from 6 to 15. 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.
Michelle and Kira
Michelle and Kira

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