This was a slightly tedious collage project but the final results are oh-so worth it. First, you need a lot of magazines- I ask for donations from parents and students, but find that year after year I get fewer and fewer. An alternative source is to pick up magazines from thrift stores.
Students need to choose an object to draw- it can be any object but I encourage them to choose an object that has either a warm or cool feeling to it (ie: ice cube, fire, etc) They sketch this out nice and big onto cardstock. Then they look through magazines and rip out pages that contain the colours they need. From there, they either rip those pages into smaller pieces or they can also cut them using scissors. They glue these onto the cardstock using watered down white glue. Then paint a thin layer of glue over-top to seal them.
Some Grade 4 - 6 results: