If you’re looking for easy collage ideas for kids, try one of these nine collage projects that combine the simplest of materials with engaging techniques.
Updated July 2023
Collage art activities are great for kids of all ages. They don’t require any fancy skills or materials, and even the littlest artists can create beautiful and unique artwork using collage techniques.
And many collage projects are easy to set up and make perfect art invitations for transition times during your day.
Here are our favorite collage ideas for kids!
Easy Collage Ideas for Kids
Try this simple paper collage for even the youngest kids by cutting colored construction paper then gluing the shapes to paper.
2. Black and White Collage
Still a simple paper collage but by only using black and white paper, you create stunning, high-contrast artworks.
These monochrome paintings are the perfect color art activity for kids of all ages. First paint a piece of cardboard your favorite color, then collage all types of materials in that same color onto your artwork!
Color and paint warm and cool colors on paper. Then turn into colorful collage art for kids inspired by Alma Thomas.
Explore identity and learn how to create Pablo Picasso collages with colorful cut paper shapes and glue.
Put all of your shaving cream-marbled paper to use! Create beautiful marble paper art landscape collages inspired by Australian artist Kate Shaw.
Mixed media collage portraits are a great way to explore texture and use recycled materials.
This simple sticker collage invitation is perfect for little hands and little attention spans. And it requires very little preparation. You can also use stickers to make mandala collages!
For older kids, you can use cardboard pieces in your collage. Then paint your collage artwork, and if you like, add a bead handle to hang it up!
Which collage idea will you try with your kids?
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