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The word collage comes from the French word colle, which means, glue and the dictionary defines collage as an artistic composition made of various materials glued to a flat surface. The joy of making a collage, especially with young children, is the focus on creativity and exploration of shape, color and texture.
There are no rules in making a collage and every child will approach it differently, be it careful and meticulous placement of the materials or the “dump truck” method of piling pieces on the surface. Encourage it all and enjoy the process!
Quack Quack Collage
- Flat piece of cardboard – a panel cut from a cereal box works well, or a sturdy piece of paper
Suggested Materials Inspired by the Book
- Eggshells – dried and crushed
- Peanut shells
- Dried grass
- Goldfish crackers
- Colored paper
- Crinkle paper from gift bags
- If using a cereal box, cut a large panel from the box for your child to use as the gluing surface.
- Attaching materials to the cardboard can be done in two different gluing methods:
- Individually glue each piece to the cardboard.
- Using a paintbrush, brush glue across the paper then place materials on the glue.
- Allow glue to dry, and display!