35 step-by-step art projects using paint and paper, for children aged 7+.
My First Painting and Collage Book shows you different ways to make fabulous pictures you will be proud of. You’ll find lots of ideas in Chapter 1, Printing Fun, from creative T-shirts and bags to gift wrap and bunting. Then have fun trying out the projects in Chapter 2, Ink, Paint, and Pastels, where you can get messy with the ink blot lion project, make striking 3–D cards, and create fabulous pictures such as the oil pastel owl. In Chapter 3, Beach and Vacation Art, you can make use of natural materials that you find while you’re playing, such as driftwood and shells, plus have a go at the postcard project to send to your friends. Finally, use scraps of paper, photos, and magazine pages in Chapter 4, Collages and Paper Pictures, for super creations, including a tissue paper peacock, robots, and an impressive cityscape collage. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your artistic skills develop.
Clare Youngs studied graphic design and has worked in packaging design, illustration, and book jacket design. Her other books include Folded Book Art, A Year in Crafts, Colour Yourself to Happiness, Book Art, Mobile Art, Wall Art, Make Your Own Woodland Creatures, Letter Art, and Folk Art Needlecraft (all published by CICO Books). She is based in Kent, UK.