Curious for a way to introduce art to your little one?
In a world filled with screens and digital distractions, it’s refreshing to find simple hands-on activities to engage your child’s imagination. Here, basic found objects and double-sided tape become the perfect entertainment to keep little hands engaged. As you work together gathering materials, use open-ended questions to encourage your child to describe the textures. Exploring a variety of different materials helps young children build connections in the brain, refine fine motor skills, and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.
This activity is more than just a sensory experience. Collage art also encourages decision-making skills and creativity where the artistic possibilities are endless– from whimsical scenes to abstract designs; the sky is the limit! Passing the time making choices about the art process is a powerful way to build a sense of independence. This activity is also a wonderful way to create family bonding. You can have conversations, share ideas, and celebrate the joy of creating art together. And, as Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious – pass it on!”
- Piece of paper or cardstock
- Double-sided tape
- Colorful feathers
- Colorful mini pom poms
- Colorful buttons
- Colorful tissue paper
- Gently place the double-sided tape onto the page or card in stripes.
- Arrange the feathers, mini pom-poms, buttons, and tissue paper pieces on a plate or in bowls, making it simple for your little one to pick up and have fun choosing.
- Allow your little artist to decide where they want to put each item on the card – it’s their very own masterpiece!