A big single image is made by combining smaller spray-painted images to make a graffiti jigsaw wall. A large scene or image is first chosen after making sketches and recording ideas. This image is then divided into smaller sections, each spray-painted onto an individual cardboard box face. Once each section has been allocated to its own box, they are then placed together to reassemble the image as a whole, jigsaw-style. The effect shows how a larger and more complicated image can be broken down into simpler and more manageable pieces before being reformed to make up the whole picture again.

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Children could collect sketch-book images containing detail which could be sub-divided. They could sketch out or paint a single whole-page image on paper to be cut up and reassembled. As a class activity, children could make a whole class image in sections on cardboard boxes to assemble as a larger 3D design. Make four different images using four sides of the boxes which can then be rotated.