My very active almost 3-year old hopped off her bike just long enough to work on a collage. The weather has been so nice, and I can’t really blame her.
- Cardstock: 8.5 x 11, from a fat ream I picked up at the office supply store
- White glue in a jar
- Short-handled artist brushes
- Collage Materials: Cotton balls, tissue paper, pasta, paint chips
She mixed the glitter and glue with a brush. Now that N’s fine motor skills are more refined, I really like these short-handled artist brushes because they enable her to paint marks as she imagines them. I think I picked them up as part of a set in the art supply section of JoAnn Fabrics. We also have a stash of fat toddler-friendly brushes, which cover large surfaces quickly in case that’s what she’s after.
She painted the glitter-glue onto the card stock.
And then she added do-dads to the glue.
A few pieces of pasta and tissue paper later and we had ourselves a beautiful child-designed glittery cotton ball collage.
Do you have a favorite collage technique?
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