Alphabet Wall: Making…q is for quail
The last time we tried making a collage, it kinda ended up in tears (literally!). At that time, I discovered DD hated having glue on her fingers. But since then, she’s now okay with getting her fingers reasonably messy for the sake of craft. 🙂
So we are going to try this again! This time round though, she is going to help me cut the circles for the Alphabet craft! 😀
You will need the following materials: Old magazines, an artblock sheet, black or brown marker, scissors, glue, (I also drew some circles on brown construction paper for DD to cut).
1. Cut out brown circles (approximately 1.5 inch in diameter) from old magazines. I like using old magazines because they give a much nicer 3D effect for collage work than plain coloured paper. Of course, you could use several different shades of brown coloured paper too, but I think cutting from old magazines is a lot more economical! 😉
2. On your artblock sheet, draw a quail. Use the marker to draw the outline and add some details on the head and feet. Leave the body as is; this is where you are going to paste the circles.
3. Apply glue in lines across the body of the quail, and paste your circles. Don’t worry if the whole circle is not glued down, it’s intentional so you’ll get a nice layered effect.
4. If you have cut enough circles, you could also draw a small letter q and collage that as well!
5. Colour the picture if you like.
Related Bible story: Exodus 16 – story of God providing manna in the morning and quail in the evening for the people of Israel in the desert. (Theme – God provides).
Additional notes to the parents:
- When I returned home from work, I reviewed the Exodus 16 passage again, in conjunction with Numbers 11. I am not sure if there is a difference in timing between the events of these two passages or whether they are one and the same, but the latter being a more detailed account. I will continue to look this up but I also would be very appreciative if any readers have any points to share! 🙂
- Also I found an interesting exposition on the passage – to read, click on this link.