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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


  1. Gently place the double-sided tape onto the page or card in stripes.
  2. 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.
  3. Allow your little artist to decide where they want to put each item on the card – it’s their very own masterpiece!