I’m embarrassed to admit I can’t remember the last time, if there was one, that we made a collage. Although we craft with tissue paper and all sorts of materials, there are still some crafts we need to try. Today we popped our collage cherry, thanks to Paper Monsters by Oscar Sabini!
Paper Monsters by Oscar Sabini
Paper Monsters enables young children to make seven collage pictures of monsters in cleverly designed paper pockets in the book. Children can complete all the pictures to make a monster procession who appear to be hurrying to the last page. There they will discover the monsters at ‘monster school’, and a final collage to complete.
The idea is really different to anything I have seen before and we’ve had great fun with it. There are step-by-step instructions as well as an envelope full of papers to use.
We used some of our own paper too and the children loved creating their own monsters. The magic happens when you place your collaged sheet into the special paper pockets which contain the cut out monsters. Your collage magically brings them to life.
This is such a lovely book and a great way to learn the art of collage. I had to keep telling my children not to reach for the scissors, they both thought it was quite fun to rip up paper. When you’ve created your monsters you can read the story!
Paper Monsters by Oscar Sabini, is published by Thames & Hudson. It’s perfect for children aged 4 and over. Priced £14.95 and available from Amazon and all good book shops.