Notan is Japanese, meaning the relationship between light and dark. This is a fun and easy project for all ages. When I did this project with 6-10 year olds, we kept our shapes simple and able to be cut out with scissors. If this is your first experience in creating your own Notan piece, I suggest that you a). keep the images simple. b.) use a light weight paper, and c.) make sure your craft blade is new. Have fun and remember; a mistake is just another design opportunity.
Step 1: Materials
Black paper cut into a square (for this sample a 5 1/2" square was used)
detail scissors (optional)
1 larger sheet of paper for mounting the art work on. ( for this sample a 12 x 12 " sheet of paper was used. This paper size will vary depending upon the size of the cut outs, and the size of the black square. )