Easy Art Projects for Kids

Assemblage Sculpture

An assemblage sculpture is an easy art project for kids that's made by grouping found or unrelated objects. Ask kids to look around the house for objects with interesting shapes and textures, then assemble them to make a unique sculpture.

What You'll Need:

  • Household objects (such as spools, buttons, or paper clips)
  • Shoe box lid
  • Craft glue
  • Poster paint and paintbrush (optional)

How to Make an Assemblage Sculpture:

Step 1: Look around your house for a variety of objects such as empty spools, buttons, and paper clips. Try to find items in different sizes, shapes, and textures. You might look for all round items, all long items, or all rough and smooth items.

Step 2: Once you have gathered the objects, assemble them in a design on the inside of a shoe box lid. Try for balance in shapes, textures, or size throughout the arrangement.

Step 3: After your design is in place, glue the objects to the lid. If you want, paint everything in one color before you glue them to the lid to add emphasis to your design.

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