Activity: Cool Collager
Simple art activities provide children much more than just entertainment. They can be an activity for fine motor coordination, recognising colours and of course to provide a sense of accomplishment. Paper collage is a technique for creating art that combines cutting or tearing paper into various shapes with gluing and assembling. These torn paper forms and shapes eventually create a whole image.
You can use the coloured bits of paper from our previous activity, Super Shredder.
Things You Will Need
- Plain Sheet of Paper
- Pen or Pencil
While you follow the activity, ensure you focus on
- Language skills: Colour Name, tearing sound (audio feedback)
- Object identification: Distinction on the basis of colours, shape, and size.
- Sensory skills: Colour matching, visual pattern recognition/ making,
- Fine Motor: Finger muscle strength and tripod grasp, pasting
Let's Get Started :)
Below is a list of resources, to help you conduct the activity with ease!
- Activity Video
Watch and follow along!
- Collage templates
Here are some fun templates to use with your children for the Cool Collager activity. Use these as printables or trace them out to DIY
Activity Adaptation & Variations
For children with low vision
Use high contrast coloured paper
For children with blindness or older children
Use paper and materials with different textures for a richer collage making experience
We simply cannot ignore the importance of art in child development. Fun activities like these can give your child the opportunity to express themselves through art, develop creative skills while providing an enhanced learning experience. We hope you’ve enjoyed this activity with us.
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