Contact Collage

Contact Collage

Location: indoor or outdoor

Materials: contact paper, tissue paper shapes, construction paper shapes, yarn, etc.

Contact paper is a great way to work on a collaborative project without too much mess. Peel the paper off the back of the contact paper. Tape or pin the contact paper to a flat surface with the sticky side facing up. Invite children to assemble a collage on the contact paper, adding tissue paper, construction paper, yarn, etc one piece at a time.

Possible Extensions:

  • This can turn into a multi day project if you want, invite children to add more to the project using markers or crayons
  • Hang in the window for "stained glass"
  • Use leaves or other natural materials as part of the collage

What We're Learning:

  • self-expression
  • experimentation with different materials
  • fine motor development
  • language and vocabulary development
  • creativity