Neighborhood Quilt

Neighborhood Quilt craft

Every neighborhood is full of interesting stories. Gather friends to record favorite local scenes in cut-paper collages similar to those made by Faith Ringgold.

  • 1.

    Use Crayola® Scissors to cut large squares from construction paper.

  • 2.

    Think about what you see in your neighborhood. Cut a variety of paper shapes to show the landscape in your collage. If you live in a city, you might use geometric shapes to represent buildings. If you live in the country, perhaps you see green fields, mountains, or forests.

  • 3.

    Glue your shapes to the larger square with Crayola Glue Sticks.

  • 4.

    Using Crayola Markers and Crayons, add drawings of your friends and family doing their favorite things.

  • 5.

    Arrange several quilt squares together on posterboard. Attach them with a glue stick. What stories can you share using the Neighborhood Quilt as a beginning?