Clear the kitchen table! Unpack the glue! Round up the kindergarten scissors! It’s time to make magic with paper!
We’ve gathered up some of the most colourful, cute and cheerful collage art projects for preschool-aged kids and toddlers. These activities are fun to do together and have the added bonus of looking great on the fridge door. It’s a total crafty win-win, basically.
10 colourful and simple paper crafts for preschool kids:
1. A sunshine-y friend
2. Tigers in the jungle
This gorgeous series of tigers can be found over at the blog Art with Mr. Giannetto. Use it as a template for your own art adventures with your child.
3. Paper bugs
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4. Papersaurus Rex
How cute is this simple handprint dinosaur idea? Just a few simple craft supplies and Bob’s your uncle. Guaranteed to delight preschool-aged artists and family members alike. These are by The Joy of Sharing.
5. Smiley snails
Some paper plates and coloured paper transform into cheery snails with just a little bit of elbow grease. This sweet project is by The Best Ideas for Kids.
6. Shape collages
This simple, colourful collage activity really packs a punch. Gather up tissue paper and a glue stick and off your kiddos go! Find this activity at Nurture Store.
7. Tiny towns
This Paul Klee artwork-inspired project is via French blog Ecole élementaire l’Ile aux frènes and shows just how effective a few cleverly placed shapes can be.
8. Matisse-inspired collages
Why don’t you and your kiddo take a leaf out of Henri Matisse’s book and create a beautiful abstract artwork?! This project is by Pink Stripey Socks.
9. DIY Rainbow
Make every day a rainbow dotted one with this sweet how-to for preschoolers by Art Bar Blog. We really want to make a bunch of these cheery guys!
10. Wattle collage
This gorgeous free-form collage captures the sunny prettiness of wattle. Find this how to at Danya Banya’s blog.
So don’t just sit there. Grab your kiddo and get your craft on!