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I found some out of date pulses in the back of my kitchen cupboards.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 toddler group. We simply stuck …

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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 plenty of paint!

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Spring and summer nature collages


Use leaves, petals, twigs, grass, what ever you can find, to make a beautiful nature collage. Dandelion seeds give a lovely effect when glued onto black paper. When we did …

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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 he is interested in (obvious …

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Paper plate sheep- easy animal collage

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 first picture is the example …

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Kite collage

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 colours and the “seaweed” tail?!) …

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fishy under the sea easy collage

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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Easy to make snowman advent calendar with chocolate!

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 using sticky tabs to make …

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Caterpillar paper circle collage picture

Caterpillar paper collage


Just paper circles used to make a spring caterpillar picture. If you look closely, you can just about see the caterpillar’s face drawn on.

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Easter bunny ears- easy collage for toddlers

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 modelled Rowan x.

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Easter eggs and straw- easy Easter collage

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 cut out and decorated.

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egg box collage- easy art idea for toddlers

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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