What do birds do in winter? When the birds head south, make your own winter collage of birds inspired by the shapes of famous artist, Henri Matisse. Matisse art for kids is a great way to explore art with kiddos of all ages. All you need is some paper, scissors, and our free printable bird shapes template you will find below for an easy winter theme art activity!
BIRDS COLLAGE ART FOR KIDS
HENRI MATISSE AND BIRDS
Famous artist, Henri Matisse’s passion for birds (and especially doves) began during the summer of 1936. Back in Paris and strolling along the banks of the river Seine, his attention was drawn to the merchants selling a variety of caged song birds and doves. He’d returned home with five or six birds at a time and delighted in their shapes and colors, plumage and singing. His love of birds lasted the rest of his life.
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Nearing the end of his day, Matisse gave fellow artist Picasso, who loved birds and had canaries and pigeons of his own, the last of his fancy pigeons. Picasso drew its portrait on the famous poster, Dove of Peace. Learn more about Henri Matisse.
Make your own “drawing” with shapes as inspired by Matisse with this fun birds collage art project. Let’s get started!
MATISSE BIRDS COLLAGE
- Birds printable
- Background template
- Glitter glue
- 2 shades of blue paper
HOW TO MAKE A BIRDS COLLAGE
STEP 1: Print the bird shapes template.
STEP 2: Cut out the shapes. Try to cut inside the black outline so you only have a white shape after cutting.
STEP 3: Use the rectangle shapes template to cut out six pieces of blue paper.
STEP 4: Glue the rectangles onto your canvas.
STEP 5: Place the white shapes onto your rectangles in whatever
design you like. Glue them into place.
STEP 6: Use glitter glue to add a sparkle to your shapes for a winter
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