Kids Crafting 101: Color Collage Art Activity

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This color collage activity is a great toddler and preschool craft that you can make with things you already have around the house! Fun no-prep preschool and toddler art!

Preschool Craft Activity - Color Collage Art Work

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Color Collage Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers

My youngest child constantly wants “to do making time” – that’s 3-year-old lingo for craft time – but I don’t always have time to set up an elaborate activity for him. This color collage art is a perfect solution because it’s super quick and easy to prepare, and it keeps my son entertained for hours (with minimal adult assistance necessary!)!

What You’ll Need: 

child using glue on kids craft activityI start by giving him a sheet of colored construction paper and a bottle of Elmer’s School Glue. He makes dots all over his paper while I start pulling random odds and ends out of our art supply cabinet. Feathers, pom poms, sequins, stickers, tissue paper, gift wrap, twine, faux flowers, cupcake wrappers, paint chips, and shaped punches…anything and everything that can be glued down is fair game!

Preschool Art Craft - Color CollageMake a big ol’ pile of all the miscellaneous supplies, and then invite your child to fill their paper with collage materials that are the same color. Easy peasy!

kids crafting 101 preschool color collage art activity being done by childBe sure to have a few more pieces of different colored paper handy because they’ll likely want to make a bunch more after they’re finished with the first one!

Making Preschool Color Collage Art with Elmers and Wet OnesDespite his love of messy craft projects, my little collage-maker is a bit obsessive about keeping his hands and work area tidy, so we always keep a container of hand wipes or a wet washcloth nearby so that he can easily clean up.

Wet Ones Canister Twine Organizer 2Plus, those recycled wipes containers make for perfect twine organizers when you’re finished with the wipes!

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