Creating collages, be it a house, a rainbow or pretty much anything else is always a fun activity. My little one loves squeezing the glue and sticking lots of pretty colours. The inspiration for this COLLAGE HOUSE came from the amazing ART BAR BLOG, I urge you to go and check out Barbara's website for the most amazing kids craft activity ideas. In Barbara's house collages she uses lots of fabric and buttons to create a patchwork look but you could use pretty much any materials you have to hand. We used a selection of coloured paper, old paintings, felt scraps (off cuts from making our children's dress up costumes), wooden craft sticks and items from the recycling bin like bottle tops and bread bag fasteners.
- Cardboard to cut house shapes from
- Collage materials like coloured paper, fabric, wooden craft sticks and items from the recycling bin like bottle tops or bread bag fasteners
With projects like these I like to set up an 'Invitation to create'. If you're not familiar with the phrase, It’s when you set out interesting art and craft materials which are so enticing, they 'invite' children to come over and create. It's all in the prep, cut out the cardboard house shapes and prepare the collage materials then let your little ones get creative.
My little one wanted to make her collage into a magical fairy house so she added some flowers and leaves from the garden.
CRAFT KITS to make at home
If you love this collage project by MINI MAD THINGS but don't have the materials to make it, check out our cool kids CRAFT BOXES.
Our MINI MAD CRAFT boxes are brimming with crafty fun ready for you to get creative at home. The kits are designed to inspire open-ended creativity. With our range of beautiful, engaging materials, you can either follow our craft project ideas or create your own fun projects.
Pictured below is the COLLAGE CREATIVE craft box.
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