Tuesday, 28 June 2011

All About Me Collage Craft Activity - for all ages!

I first used this craft as part of an “All About Me” themed session where we also made a fingerpainted house and created some fantastic self portraits on the painting table!

It's really simple idea and craft but very often the most simple ideas are the best!

It was such a popular craft for younger children that it’s one I’ve taken out and about again and again. Kids love to make their whole family so it’s worth printing out quite a few extra templates – and it’s a craft that can be used as a great learning tool for colours, families and body parts as well as exploring different textures. Older kids can also use it as a scissor practice exercise!


This is what you’ll need
Stiff a4 card
Glue
Pens or crayons
A box of different materials – fabric, card, papers,wool, tissue……..
Firstly, print out the A4 template below onto card – like I say it’s a good idea to print out a few! You should hopefully be able to copy and paste this template and then resize it if needed - if not then you can download templates elsewhere or just draw your own person!



Let your child get creative with the template, materials and glue – dress it, colour it in, add hair (or not!).
You can either leave the person as he/she is on the card – or try cutting it out to make a cardboard doll!

1 comment:

  1. I have made these before, kids love them! Great activity to do with a group. They also make a great wall decoration.

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