There's a wonderful tension that exists between the artist, the mind and paper. Ah, but when the moment arrives, hands cut, papers fly, imaginations soar. This is the way of collage.
One of my main goals was for the kids to explore the endless possibilities of this imagined character. I showed a wonderful piece by Miga de Pan (link and image below). I also demonstrated the process of making a character while intentionally cutting free form or odd shapes. This way, the kids could see that it was not necessary to cut a "proper" head, body, legs, etc.
Miga de Pan