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Cake Top Collage

This art activity was inspired by Helen Oxenbury's It's My Birthday. See all our celebratory activities here


Create a work of art that looks good enough to eat! Young pastry chefs can scour your shelves of art supplies and find just the right ingredients to decorate a “cake” that will never go stale.


Suggested Supplies

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • Tissue paper
  • Pompoms
  • Glue


  1. Cut a round piece of cardboard to be the cake top.
  2. Paint the cardboard to resemble an iced cake
  3. Allow the paint to dry.
  4. Use the hole punch to make “sprinkles” for the cake. (Using the hole punch is good for fine motor skills.)
  5. Glue the “sprinkles” on the cake.
  6. Cut pieces of tissue paper and crumple into balls then glue to the cake top.
  7. Glue pompoms to the cake top.

Cake decorating collage


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