Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

123 I Can Collage!

123 I Can Collage!

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2009   ISBN: 1554533147

Collages are created by gluing paper, fabric, and other things to a piece of paper to create a picture. In this marvelous book from the Starting Art series, Irene Luxbacher shows young artists how to create pictures of sea creatures using a variety of collage techniques.

She begins by showing young artists what they are going to need to complete the projects in the book. Most of the supplies are the kinds of things you can find in your own home: newspaper, craft paper, glue, scraps of paper, buttons, markers and more. She recommends that artists put together a box of scraps and bits and pieces that they can use for their collage projects. Next Irene shows her readers how to create a delightful picture of a flying fish. Easy to follow directions make the project a joy to make.

The seven projects in this book will teach young artists how to use all kinds of collage techniques to create pictures that are interesting and unique.