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Torn Paper Collage

Try something a little different by creating circles with torn paper, inspired by famous artist, Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky circles are perfect for exploring abstract art with kids. Art doesn’t have to be difficult or overly messy to share with children, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot either. Make this fun and colorful torn paper collage for do-able art projects for kids.

HOW TO MAKE RIPPED PAPER ART

TORN PAPER ART

What is torn paper art? Torn paper collage technique has been around for centuries. It is a common method of using torn bits of a variety of papers to create shapes, and to add color and texture to art.

Torn paper technique is popular in scrapbooking, card making, and fine art work. It can be used to create realistic images like portraits or abstract art like our circle art project below.

Chigiri-e is a type of torn paper art. It is a Japanese art where the artist uses colored paper that is hand-torn to create images. The end result can look like a water color painting.

The paper may be bought colored but many chigiri-e artists color the paper themselves, using vegetable dyes, colored inks or powder pigments.

Our Kandinsky circles below are a great example of abstract torn paper art. What are Kandinsky circles? Famous artist, Wassily Kandinsky used a grid composition and within each square painted concentric circles, meaning the circles share a central point.

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WHY DO ART WITH KIDS?

Children are naturally curious. They observe, explore, and imitate, trying to figure out how things work and how to control themselves and their environments. This freedom of exploration helps children form connections in their brain, it helps them learn—and it’s also fun!

Art is a natural activity to support this essential interaction with the world. Kids need the freedom to explore and experiment creatively.

Art allows children to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning. These include the aesthetic, scientific, interpersonal, and practical interactions that can be discovered through the senses, intellect, and emotions.

Making and appreciating art involves emotional and mental faculties!

Art, whether making it, learning about it, or simply looking at it – offers a wide range of important experiences.In other words, it’s good for them!

Create your own concentric circles art with a few simple materials and our easy to follow instructions below.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE TORN PAPER PROJECT!

TORN PAPER ART PROJECT

SUPPLIES:

  • Colored paper
  • Glue stick
  • Card stock or paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1: Gather paper of various colors.

STEP 2: Tear rectangles to use for background colors.

STEP 3: Tear different sized circles from your paper.

STEP 4: Layer your circles to create the art piece, Concentric Circles, by Wasilly Kandinsky. Glue the layers to the paper.

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EASY TORN PAPER ARTWORK FOR KIDS

Click on the image below or on the link for more fun and simple art projects for kids.