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Art Adventures: Quilt Collage

June 26, 2015

Art Adventures is the Community Arts Center’s new drop-in art program for kids ages 4-12. Each week, an Art Guide facilitates a fun art project for kids and their grownups.

Last week, we made fabric quilt collages! This project allowed us to introduce the kids to our current art exhibit ‘Quilt Like a Hipster’ in a fun, simple way. The project was inspired by the quilts on the wall, but didn’t require any sewing ability (or needles!).

This project is quick, easy, and can be done in 3 steps. If supplies permit, you can also check out our bonus step. We had a few extra supplies and some kids decided to make their collages extra special. Several gave them to their dads for Father’s Day.

Materials:

  • Several cereal boxes (The cardboard is thin enough to cut easily with scissors, but sturdy enough to keep the project stable.)
  • Fabric scraps
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

Instructions: 

Step 1. Cut off the back and front panels of the cereal box, then cut those into whatever shape appeals to you. Squares, hearts, and letters all work well.

Step 2. Cut fabric scraps to desired size, shape, and liking.

Step 3. Paste fabric scraps to cardboard shape– side by side, overlapped, etc.

Bonus: Hole punch cardboard & tie a ribbon or string through to hang your collage.

Art Adventures pic for blog

Posted by: Brenna O’Neal, Youth Programming Intern