If you're looking for Spring craft for toddlers, this is a great activity. In our house Spring is a time for lots of Spring activities and this week we used cupcake liners and construction paper to create this fun Spring/Summer collage. With a lot of collage crafts for toddlers, I like to give them a lot of different items and let them go crazy creating their own designs, but it can also be fun to create a collage with a final image in mind. I know that my daughter enjoys seeing a finished product like this, and she will often try to replicate it herself later (and put her own unique spin on things). For this activity I didn't use a template, I just drew the items on a piece of paper and cut the items out ready to go. If you wanted to you could create a template, but I don't feel it's necessary for this activity.
We have been focusing a lot on the garden this month, and have been tending to our Wheelbarrow Herb Garden. We have also been reading a lot about Spring and the garden, and before we completed this activity we read two great books about flowers;
The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller
and The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle (we actually took our inspiration for the collage from the front cover of this book).
What you need:
- A3 sheet of blue paper
- consruction paper in yellow, green and white
- cupcake liners (any design)
- pen or pencil
What to do:
1. Draw an outline of the sun and the inside of the flowers on the yellow paper and cut out.
2. Draw an outline of the grass, stem and leaves on the green paper and cut out.
3. Draw an outline of the clouds on the white paper and cut out.
4. Depending on the age of your toddler, cutting the cupcake liner can be an adult or a child activity. Cut from the outside to the base of the cupcake liner.
5. Glue the pieces of the collage together.
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