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Torn Paper Art

I couldn't find a good art or craft activity for super heroes I searched Pintrest and asked social media to no avail.

I do have to be grateful though because this is when I get creative.

I had The Dragons separate into two groups for this craft because I wanted them to work in teams.  We have been having some selfish attitudes so I wanted to encourage team work.

We had the older girls in one group and the boys in the other.

My original plan was for this craft to correlate to the building your super hero craft.  As it goes though I am teaching preschoolers and their minds change, they get distracted, or they forget previous activities.  

I explained we would be making torn paper art which means you don't use scissors.
I asked them to make a superhero scene.  The heroes could be doing whatever they wanted and it could be any made up or real super hero.

The boys chose Spider Man. 

The girls chose Tigress and her friend who owned a big cat. 


  • Large craft paper for the background
  • scrap paper to be torn up
  • glue
  • markers
I did ask that markers were not used until all of the paper was glued down.  I knew if markers were free in the beginning then not as much ripping, tearing, and gluing would be going on.  It would all be drawn in marker.  I explained that this wasn't a drawing craft and that marker could help make detail.  This was a new concept but The Dragons didn't mind at all waiting to use the markers. 

The boys kept to the same theme and idea throughout the activity.  
They did great on coming up with things to add to their city such as grass, clouds, buildings, bridges, and water under the bridge. 

They also worked very well together.  
I did help them tear out the two 'spider-man' people but they did the rest on their own. 

The ladies didn't so much agree as both added their ideas.  Doll Dragon wanted the focus to be cats, where Cousin Dragon wanted the hero to be Tigress.
The white on the bottom are their people it is just hard to see the detail.  The house is on fire to the right.

Towards the end of the activity the selfish attitudes came back and they ended up scribbling over each others work because they didn't like it and were not communicating.  They were not finished with the project but this is what they completed.  

I liked this craft because I love the look of torn paper coming together to make an art project.  
I hung them up on our preschool wall. 

The boys were very proud! 


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