I ended up deciding after the fact that the activity wasn’t super open-ended, besides my kids do better open ended when left completely to themselves.
Here’s the intended activity, vaguely inspired by a page from Carisa’s dino pack.
Oh, here’s the story that goes with Batman’s: “It’s a space guy fighting a ‘saur, and the space guy has a light saber.” Everything he does now has to have a space guy with a light saber.
But, here’s what they do all by themselves
So, that’s our open-ended art for the week. Sadly I couldn’t find ANY books on Matisse in our local library, so for my kids this was more of an experience with collages than anything else.
I’m hoping I can find a book on future featured artists, I’m really excited about this idea, because I love the idea of studying artists.