A collograph is a simple printmaking process that is fun to use with children and is an easy way to make sheets of wrapping paper, cards, a piece of art to hang on the wall or cut it up and create an abstract collage. The process is easy and fun and the best part is that there is no right or wrong with the end product.
This artwork focuses on the elements of shape and colour. Children can experiment by sticking to one base colour, or mix up some colour to add dimension as well. Poster paint works great for this activity, but so do acrylics and especially inks. However, we will stick to the easy (and less messy) version.
- Leftovers from a thick cardboard box
- Foam shapes or sheets
- Craft glue
- Poster pain
- Scissors and glue (if doing collage)
- Pencil and ruler (if doing collage)