Recently, we explored making tiny collages at the light table with transparent, translucent and opaque materials. This provocation gave children time to build their fine motor abilities, while also providing an opportunity to explore the interplay of light with different types of materials. On the first few days, we collaged on transparent "windows" using materials representing the colors of the rainbows that we've been talking about recently.
To add a new twist to the provocation after our first explorations, the children used strips of film and slides as bases for their collages along with an array of monochromatic materials.
Fay: Oh, a ring! Look, it fits (on her pinky finger).
It’s a little mirror! I see myself, look right there.
Win: I want to do another one.
Ragnar's 3 Collages
Ragnar: These (two film strips) are stuck together.
Charlton: If they’re stuck together you have to stick them apart.
There’s glue on the table. I can wipe it off.