Monday, August 6, 2012

The Collage Box

The Collage Box




The collage box in our art center is a wonderful assortment of odds and ends thrown into a plastic tub.  The children search, dig, and glue their pieces and create the most amazing works of art!   Creative juices and glue flowing...it's wonderful to watch.  There is no rhyme or reason to what is in the tub-whatever I pull from our main storage closet.  The children will often ask if I have...pipe cleaners, more googly eyes, ribbon, etc. and I happily grant their requests if I am able.

Creating a collage box for your child at home is easy.  Get a box with a lid (a shoe box---you don't need a store bought storage box).   Gather random items---buttons, old beads, fun foam, pom poms, puzzle pieces, old playing cards, ribbon, small silk flowers, etc. The children usually glue on cardboard or tag board which is sturdier for gluing collage pieces.  Save cereal and cracker boxes for gluing.  Reusing is recycling! 

These pieces were created last spring by some of our preK students----


I love this one!

A collage box is a creative way to spend quality time with your child!

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