This was a collaborative project I did with one of the Science teachers at my school. He was teaching his kids about food chains and wanted an art project to go along with it. He found THIS image via Pinterest as initial inspiration for the project.
UPDATE: The poster was designed by art director Dhanashri Ubhayakar.
I turned the digital image into a collage project using construction paper.
I used 12 x 18" construction paper. Have a background colour (in my case, turquoise). Then start with your largest animal (the top predator, I guess... the Science teacher explained this part to the kids, heh, heh)
I folded my paper vertically so I only had to draw half the polar bear and it also made it symmetrical. I collaged on the eyes, nose and teeth from scraps of paper.
Then make all the other animals slightly smaller...
My messy workspace below....
Ok- once you have all the animals (our students were required to have 3 animals plus a plant)
it's time to layer them and glue it all together.
This took some fiddling and such, but I found it easiest to lay it all out and then start from gluing the smallest middle part first (the plant- I lost my mini tree) and work your way up.
I used dots of white glue. It went faster than using a glue stick.
Grade 7 student results!