I’ll bet you can’t believe that there could really be (at least) 24 great collage activities that kids can do, right?
I know many preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents who think collage for kids means, taking leftover pieces from other projects and pasting with them. You may be one of those that has no idea how varied collage can be.
To begin, I do not think of kids collages as the type of collages most adult collage artist do. Those are more abstract pieces of artwork that often consist of photographs and other odds and ends found around the home.
I first started out this post with the idea of bringing together all the various collage ideas that I have on this blog itself. As I got ready to put stuff together I decided to give a quick look on Pinterest to see what other types of kids collages are out there before I only presented mine.
Well…hours later…here is my post…24 amazing collage ideas of which only about half are mine.
I will begin with basic collage. Basic collage is using an assortment of materials to allow children to paste and design with them any way they want to. The first collage is of the most basic types of collage that most people know about.
This collage uses various collage materials at Picklebums.
You may of course, want to do a basic shape collages which includes the circle, square, rectangle and triangle.
Another way people use collages is at times to decorate an item with collage materials. This way the kids get to do art freely and the still get a more defined project
That would be typcial of these fish collages from Little Family Fun
Or if you wanted to use defined shapes to just collage with them then something like this almost like the heart collage for Valentines day.
Another post that shows this type of collage is the alphabet art collages
Then there are collages where you just use different kinds of materials that the children can explore and paste with like the fabric collages below made into cards.
fabric collages for cards by kiinzel.
Go outdoors for a walk and bring in nature’s materials for spring collage by crafts and art for children
Go 3D with some cardboard collages by art lessons for kids
and then even more 3D
with wood pieces collage by The artful parent
Do something a bit different with a hole puncher and some reinforcements and make some
Add some color to the glue
for a colored glue collage by Casa Marias Creative Learning Zone
Experiment with color mixing and do a
color study collage by you are my fave
or make your own collage papers with various techniques
Then are the collages that really get the children to start thinking and planning more.
There are torn paper collages where the children cannot use scissors at all
Magazine faces collages where they have to cut out face parts from magazines to collage and finish the picture
2 different kind of people collages .
And a 2 part interesting collage where they create a background and then add the people
They start by making some collage art with backgrounds by Mom to 2 posh lil divas and then add the people
Then there is an interesting collage where they paste down strips of magazines and then cut out the collages into other pictures
magazine paper collages by The princess the pirate and the dinosaur
Another technique where they tissue paper collage the background first and then add the trees
tissue paper tree collages by intellidance
And a mixed media idea with drawing and natures materials.
Flowers and fairies by childhood 101
There are the seasonal collages like this snowman below
snowmen collage by laugh paint create
and there is my own version of winter collages
another landscape type of collage
using magazine pieces and tissue paper by se7en
and last but not least try giving the children a recipe of materials that they can use to create their very own special collages.
I really hope you make full use of all these collages because they are some of the best art activities for young children of all ages.
Have I missed any?