It took us a few weeks but we managed to create some fantastic process art collages. First, each child picked one watercolor to use to paint his or her paper. It was interesting to observe how each child painted in his/her own way. Some told stories about their paintings while others just spent some quiet time filling up the paper with the watercolors. It seemed to be quite therapeutic.
After the watercolors dried, we gave the children corks, toilet paper rolls, and bubble wrap to use as stamps. Once again, each child approached this learning experience differently. Some were meticulous about how and where each stamp was placed while others smeared the paint all over the top of the watercolors.
The last step was to use glue to add tissue paper squares to the collage. Two of the children nearly covered all of their previous art work with tissue paper, but most of the children lost interest quickly and only did a few squares.