Introduction: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

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This lesson is a fun way to combine art and science. Using collage to learn about food and nutrition, as well as, good and poor eating habits. In addition to exploring what keeps the body healthy, small motor skills are helped to develop with this very low cost activity.

Step 1: Supplies

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This is a very low cost art project. The supplies you need are a pair of scissors, old magazines, construction paper and a glue stick. It is important to use a glue stick. liquid glue such as elmers curls the magazine papers and your images will not lay flat.

Step 2: Other Collage Images

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Old cook books, grocery store flyers and actual food packaging are also good to use for the collage.

Step 3: Figure

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draw the figure on construction paper. I usually make a template for the kids to trace.

Step 4: Construction Papers

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skin tone construction paper

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cut and glue the figure to a larger sheet of base paper.

Step 6: Search for Images

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For two or more figures, fold the construction paper and place the arms and legs of the template on the fold.

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cut and glue to larger sheet of base paper.

Step 8: Food Images

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search magazines for food images to use in the collage

Step 9: Cut and Glue

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when images have been collected begin to carefully cut the sources and glue them onto the collage.

Step 10: Hair Etc

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add a face

Step 11: Hair Etc

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oyster hair, cauliflower and radicchio earrings

Step 12: Finishing Touches

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shrimp shoes

Step 13: Finishing Touches

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add more detail to enhance and finish the collage.

Step 14: Themes BREAKFAST

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The collage can have a theme, this one is BREAKFAST

Step 15: SEAFOOD

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SEAFOOD

Step 16: THE SEASONS

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WINTER

Step 17: SPRING

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SPRING

Step 18: SUMMER

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SUMMER

Step 19: AUTUMN

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AUTUMN

Step 20: WINE CELLAR

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WINE CELLAR

Step 21: TEA FOR TWO

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TEA FOR TWO

Step 22: PICKLED

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PICKLED

Step 23: UNDER THE WEATHER

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UNDER THE WEATHER

Step 24: BIRTHDAY PARTY

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BIRTHDAY PARTY

Step 25: CARBOHYDRATES

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CARBOHYDRATES

Step 26: ASIAN CUISINE

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ASIAN CUISIAN

Step 27: COFFEE BREAK

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COFFEE BREAK

Step 28: SNACKS

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SNACKS

Step 29: FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Comments

Maritza Schaeffer (author)2012-05-15

These are so cool - I love them! What a great project

Barbara Stromberg (author)2012-05-15

WOW!!!!! This makes me hungry!!!!
This is really terrific!

jessyratfink (author)2012-05-14

I love this - what a great activity to do with kids!

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Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
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