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One of my favorite activities is doing Matisse-style cut outs from a
variety of colors of colored paper, and pasting them on a black
background paper. A little trick the kids like is to stack up six or so
squares of different colors of paper (staple them in one or two corners
to help hold them in place), and then cut out one shape from all of them,
all at the same time. You get six identical shapes. Also,I would show
some Matisse prints of his big cut out flower shapes and stained glass
If you have Discovering Great Artists (book) <Bright RIng Publishing,
1997, by Kohl>, it is on page 58. Includes a brief history of Matisse,
with facts about how he used colors to tell stories. But if you don't,
you can write to me for more info if you want it.