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When we started tossing around the idea of rip art, I went through my construction paper and cardstock collection and pulled out all of my purples, pinks, greens, yellows and oranges. Then my mom had the idea to use patterned scrapbook paper to give the wreaths some dimension and texture. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the end result.
Supplies Needed:-Wreath outline template (download free template now)
-Scrapbook/Construction paper/Cardstock in purple, pink, green, yellow, orange, black
-Glue/glue stick/glue sponge
Note about supplies: It is hard to give an estimate of how much paper each child will need because it really depends on what size they rip the pieces and how much they overlap the pieces. We took 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and cut it into 4 pieces so a 6x6 size. We gave each student two pieces of that size paper for pink, purple and green. Most students had plenty left over. For the orange and yellow we cut them into 1 inch squares for them.
Also note that most scrapbook paper is white on the back and inside so when it is ripped, you will see some white as shown in the pictures. If you would like to avoid this, stick with construction paper.
To assemble:1. We worked on one color at a time. Students added a little bit of glue to the area they were working on (don't put glue on too much of the picture at once or it will dry before you get to that part).
2. Then they ripped small pieces and glued them on randomly and so that they overlapped so that none of the background was showing.
3. We continued this, moving to the next color. We started with purple candles, then pink candle, then flames and then greenery.
4. Once the pictures were completed, we glued them to black construction paper to give it a framed look.