PAPER ZOO by Oscar Sabini, a collage book


Oscar Sabini is a Venetian illustrator and collage artist. The starting point of his striking collages is a random construction of forms which, piece after piece, become a recognizable image. He designs collage books, and we love them.

His interest in the technique of collage and teaching it to children resulted in two collage books, Paper Zoo and Paper Monsters (Thames & Hudson, 2015 & 2017), which help kids create their own collage pieces.

Our favorite one: PAPER ZOO.

Have fun making collage animal artworks using the simple stencils and patterned papers.

With this activity book you can create colorful animal collages: a roaring lion, a splashing hippo, a colorful toucan, a trumpeting elephant, a snapping crocodile, a naughty monkey, a dashing bear, and a group portrait!

Hands-on collage book Paper Zoo is a wonderful and imaginative introduction to collage for children, and includes child-friendly materials and instructions.

At the back of the book, Sabini has provided a selection of gorgeous papers for kids to work with, and he encourages his young artists to find their own additional papers and textures to add to the look.

Beautifully designed Paper Zoo is sure to encourage the inner artist in our inner child.

This collage book is a great opportunity for creative expression.

Also find out how to create a toucan collage in this lovely lesson by Oscar Sabini.