This collage project was a really good freebie I found on Teachers Pay Teachers- you can find it HERE. This ended up being a great lesson for when I needed a Substitute Teacher one day. The project is simple enough for someone not trained in Art to teach, yet engaging enough to keep the kids interested and working the entire class. It also reinforces good cutting and gluing skills.
You simply need old magazines, scissors, Sharpies and glue sticks.
The link above gives you a template to print off. Kids cut one of each out and trace it onto interesting looking magazine papers. I encouraged them to keep the rose compass symmetrical for a more cohesive look, but many did not and I ended up not minding the mismatched ones.
Careful cutting and gluing is essential for all the pieces to line up accurately.
Once they were were all glued and dried, I laminated all of them as they were quite delicate and thin, being made of only magazine paper.
Some Grade 4 - 6 results: