I had a big pile of magazines ready to go in the recycle bin and decided I would cut out all the fun pictures I could find. Once I had cut out all the ones I liked, it came to me to see what Sophia would make with them and this is how her first collage came to be. Tip: If your child is working on scissor skills or has mastered them then I would suggest including them in on the fun.
What you will need:
-Pictures from magazines
-Clear Shelf liner (Contact paper) several feet long
-Tape (I prefer Packaging tape but regular clear scotch tape would work fine too)
To set it up you will want to cut two same size pieces of shelf liner. Peel one of the pieces and tape the corners of it on to your table, so it will stay put. Place the backing paper under the liner so your child will be able to see where it is located. Tip: I cut it in half before sliding it underneath for easier maneuvering.
I positioned the bigger pictures to the top of the pile for Sophia to pick from first. Tip: talk about all the different pictures, this is great way to learn new vocabulary
Once she had most of the areas covered I removed the larger ones so she could put the smaller pictures in the sticky parts remaining. Tip: Allow the creative process, Sophia put pictures upside down, on top of other pictures, even over the edges and that’s ok 🙂
After it is all done take the other shelf liner piece and peel the backing off and line it up over as close to the other piece as possible. Remove the collage from your table and fold over or cut off the tape pieces. The parts shelf liner that didn’t line up I just used tape to cover them (so there wasn’t anymore sticky parts).
Hang it up for everyone to enjoy.