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sarah schumacher mixed media art kid collaboration 2 minutes


Like probably most all small children, my son is all about scissors and cutting things out. I gave him some magazine pages to obliterate, and he did a decent job of cutting out a picture of a clock. We collaged that onto a sample of wood flooring and then I let him paint it. Interestingly, he painted precisely over the top of the collaged photo, as well as somewhat around it. Kid paint smears aren’t always in the “right” places – this is an example of a painting where I removed the paint in one area to make it more aesthetically pleasing. I added the grid and wire.

At this age everything had to take place in “two minutes”, so this piece named itself.


  • 5.5″ W x 8″ H
    wood flooring sample

  • collage, acrylic paint, watch face, wire, paint marker

  • 2017 (age 3)