Texture Collage

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Recommend for: Cognitive, Fine Motor, Toddler, Preschooler,

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Summary: Collage is an arrangement of materials glued to a flat surface. It can provide an opportunity for children to explore different textures and shapes, as well as develop their hand-eye coordination, self expression, and spatial awareness. Nature can be a wonderful source for collage materials.

For collage activities you will need brushes, glue, materials, objects and base boards. Suitable surfaces include paper, wood, food trays, cardboard boxes, in fact anything with a surface. Using natural materials can be beneficial to child development as they can walk around a park, collecting materials and observing natural patterns. For a more challenging gathering of materials children can be required to put materials into different boxes based on the type of the materials (e.g. Flowers with flowers).

Some suggested materials are:

  • Leaves
  • Bark
  • Gumnuts
  • Seeds
  • Twigs
  • Flowers
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Pebbles

Start with a few items first, to avoid children being overwhelmed by too many choices.

This can be used as an individual or group activity.

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