Lesson 4: Drawing: Packaging collage 1

In the first of two lessons, children creatively arrange a collection of sweet wrappers to draw, firstly sketching a basic outline of each to get the layout and proportions right and then adding the detail of the lettering, shapes and illustrations before colouring it in

Learning objectives

  • To create a collage and draw this from observation

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • To improve their mastery of Art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • To create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Can use fewer sweet wrappers, and may need additional support to copy their collage accurately.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be encouraged to create more complex collages and colour them in more dynamic colours, either secondary or complementary.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for leading…
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