Art landscape

Lets face it, there are only so many drawings and paintings that you can fit on the fridge and walls of your home. There comes a point where you just have to start thinking about binning them. Well, I tell you, think again!

Kids artworks are my absolute favourite collage material. Even relatively uninspiring works can really come to life when cut and layered.

The project involves cutting a series of basic mountain shapes or different sizes then layering them up to form a landscape. Basic cutting skills are required to do this project alone otherwise, for younger kids you could pre-cut the shapes.

What you need

  • Old artworks (the ones we used were oil pastel and water colour resist experiments)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A piece of paper or card

1. Begin by cutting your mountain shapes. You can draw these first or just cut freehand depending on the age and confidence of the child. Aim for a mix of one two and three mountains in different sizes.

2. Choose some of your bigger mountains and glue them in a line about 3/4 of the way up the paper.

3. Continue adding rows in this manner, gradually decreasing the size of the mountains so you have the very smallest ones in your final row.

4. Trim the paper on all sides till you are happy with the finished shape.

Why not frame it?...