Collage ideas for babies and toddlers

Dried pulses collage

I found some out of date pulses in the back of my kitchen cupboards. Rather than throwing them away, I decided to take them to…

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Paper plate jelly fish

Lots of jelly fish around at the moment. Try making this jelly fish from half a paper plate, some brightly coloured strips of paper and…

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Space rocket collage
Rowan with his rocket. He only wanted 2 silver strips because they were the burners ;)

Space rocket collage

I can never get my little boy to do the art and craft activity, he's not interested. My mum suggested that we do something that…

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Paper plate sheep

I was going to do this with cotton wool, but I found some old wool and polystyrene bits that I thought would work well. The…

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Kite collage

White card kite shapes a decorate (actually done because we had lots of bits cut out and left over from the fish collage- recognise the…

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Fish collage

Just photocopied a picture of a fish (kindly drawn by my husband) and decorated with fish scales and green tissue paper seaweed.  

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Snowman advent calendar

Sam made this at Beavers, so would be difficult for very young children. Large chocolate button sweets were wrapped in silver foil and stuck on…

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Easter bunny ears

Just a strip of card, bunny ears stapled on, then decorated. I like the pinky coloured tissue paper in the middle. Very cute, and well…

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Paper plate Easter basket
Paper plate Easter basket collage. Art idea for young children

Paper plate Easter basket

Two paper plates stapled together, then decorated by the children. Filled with shredded paper and a chocolate Easter egg.

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Easter egg collage with straw.

We used shredded paper from a craft shop, but you could easily used shredded bank statements- even better shredded yellow and brown paper! Simply a card shape…

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Egg box collage

Using old egg boxes gives a lovely 3D collage- and it soaks up loads of glue! Decorate with anything that takes your fancy :)  

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