How to Make a Collage and Create Something Unique

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 20, 2019

How to Make a Collage for kids

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Art and craft projects are always a fun and easy way to amuse the kids, but what do you do with the scraps and leftovers? This is where the joy of combining pieces, shapes and colours to create something new comes in! Get started with our tips on how to make a collage, an ideal early project with toddlers that can then be fine-tuned for older children to create incredible works of art!

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A collage is made up of lots of little pieces to create one bigger piece of art. There is no ‘right answer’ when it comes to any artwork, and certainly not with a collage which can be as simple of eclectic as you like!

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How to Make a Collage

What you will need:

  • White or coloured card
  • Pens / crayons / glitter / ribbons / feathers / other craft items
  • As many unwanted magazines as you can find, or alternatively old Christmas/birthday cards
  • Scissors
  • Glue

What you do:

  1. Cut out lots of pictures, shapes, letters and ideas from the magazines.
  2. Have your child draw out a picture on the card that they want to create, e.g. a garden, sea scene, farm, zoo, house
  3. Glue the magazine pictures onto the card to create a collage.  Encourage your child to use pens and other craft items to decorate their collage.
  4. For older kids, mosaic projects are good fun, where you take a page of a magazine, cut it into small pieces and then glue onto paper or card again leaving a gap between the pieces to give the mosaic effect.  Or, alternatively, draw out the shape of something that will be filled in with different colours from magazine pieces, to make up a new mosaic shape.

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Published On: October 20th, 2019 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: February 25th, 2023 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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