30 Christmas Paper Collages for kids
As a parent, have you struggled to find creative ways to engage your child during holidays? Have you put off crafting with kids thinking that you really need expensive materials to make “Art”? When Lil p was a toddler, she was fascinated by the touch and feel of everything that she came in contact with. If it was soft she cooed, if it was slimy she giggled, if it was pricky she touched gingerly. if it was cold she was awed. As a kid too she loved tearing up pieces of paper and that kind of started us on our Artsy-Craftsy journey. In fact, some of our most loved projects have been making stuff with colored papers & glue. Over the years we have added some more stuff like paint, sequins, cotton, wool, well every material that we could lay our hands on to our Art projects. Since its, the holiday season, check out
30 Christmas Paper Collages for kids to make
Did you know, the word collage comes from the French verb coller, which means “to glue.” And if there are anything kids love to do, it’s playing with glue!!! Cutting, pasting, or Collage making, all children love being creative if they are given a chance, and the act of being creative brings with it so many benefits…
- Recycle plastic shopping bags and make an adorable Snowman Picture. Easy technique kids of all ages will enjoy idea via craftsncoffee.com
- Tissue Paper collage~later cut into triangle trees; cool color background with moving lines, white snow, gold branches, snowflake dots – A wonderful Christmas Winter project idea via dealeyarts.blogspot.in
- Vibrant Penguin Art Project paints the background, cut a U in black and a smaller one in white for the body, cut 2 Ds for the arms, use blue chalk/pastel to draw an iceberg then cut it out and glue it onto the picture with penguin glued to an iceberg – then intro mixed media items for decorating (yarn, buttons, white paint for finger paint snowflakes…) Fabulous idea from Deep SpaceSparkle
- From the exhibit “Christmas Tree Forest” at artsonia , make a colorful Christmas Tree collage.
- We made a winter scape collage using crepe paper & foam – Mixed medium collage using Crepe paper & some Okra printing added for effects
Buy – Crayola Construction Paper, Sharpie Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers, Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Stick
- Make Paper collage Knusper Knusper Knäuschen (or Gingerbread Thank You Cards) idea via RedTedart
- Make mitten artwork – Trace your hands, and cut out and stick them on a colored background idea via Tina mitten time. by artsy_T on Flickr
- A slight twist to our earlier Mitten art project Beautiful and fun project. 🙂 idea via klassenkunst
- “Elf Yourself” is like these paper elves’ craft projects. This can even double up as Christmas cards
- Make a Super cute penguin dressed for winter. Also in this lesson are snowmen and polar bears. Idea via splishsplashsplatterart
Buy – Kids Poster Paint 12 Colors, Solid , Inkadinkado 7-Piece Snowflakes A-Plenty Clear Stamp , Color Tissue Pack,
- Make or Buy these cute Reindeer Collages using construction paper ideas via www.etsy.com
- Penguin Art – Do the watercolor stripes one day and add the torn paper penguins the next. So cute! Idea via
- Are you looking for a meaningful process-oriented art project to do with the kids this winter? I have an answer for you with this snowflake collage activity for kids. Have you made snowflakes with your child? Once you get started, making snowflakes can be completely addictive. idea via tinkerlab.com
- Make a cut paper snow scene artwork.. idea via maros-kindergarten
- Make a Ski collage picture for kids as a winter craft – idea via activity village
Buy – Christmas Patterns and Solids Pad , Sharpie Permanent Marker
- Make easy Ornament Bulletin Board using papers to make Christmas ornaments idea via firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.in
- make a paper snowman. Very easy to do if you are looking for a quick snowman project idea via thatartistwoman.org
- Make paper collage poinsettia idea via pinterest.com
- Create a holiday scene of your choice. Deep Space Sparkle suggested houses, trees, snowmen… and look at what the kids made.. Uber-cute rt?
- Love this Winter scene artwork from the MD Anderson children’s art project
Buy – McGill Circle Paper Punch, Uchida Clever Lever Giga Craft Punch, Square, Construction Paper
- make winter birds art with five different colors of our fabulous collage papers, and either created a bird of their own design or used some cardboard templates. idea via acornpies
- I love the Northern Lights Art Collage made by kids at Artsonia
- make some cute Eskimo men & women- Free printable included at kleuteridee
- Christmas is a great time to let your child explore their artistic side and get creative. Brighten up your windows with these sun catcher ornaments. Idea via handmadekidsart.com
- Nancy Nolan’s Kindergarten: Snowmen are so colorful and cute. This K teacher’s blog has LOTS of ideas & pictures for years around
Buy – Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White , Crayola Fingerpaints Bold and Secondary Colors, 4 fl oz, 8-Count. , Martha Stewart Crafts Himalayan Snowflake Large Punch
- Antarctic Theme Potato Print Penguin Craft was very popular with kids.
- Make a Christmas Tree collage – Paper Christmas Tree! Paint background. Paper strips for trees (biggest to smallest). Cut shapes for star and presents
- Make a Christmas Nativity Scene Collage
- Snowflake Art Trading Cards: Uses watercolor and salt and paper snowflakes idea via squarehead teachers
- Make a winter Hat bunting. Great activity for classroom decor .. idea via okuloncesiegitimi
Buy – Winter Snowflake punch set, Martha Stewart Crafts All Over The Page Punch, Star, Crayola Washable Watercolors,
What skills will my child develop through Creative Play, you ask?
While it’s tempting to leave all the ‘messy’ creative activities for your child to do at school, there are so many skills they can learn by having the freedom to do them at home, and developing a love of creative process will set your child up as a creative thinker in all walks of life. Even at a young age, creative activities help to develop Intellectual skills such as geometry (size and shape), measuring, and sorting. There is also a great deal of problem-solving and concentration involved in making a collage. . Not to mention, making a paper collage also develops fine motors skills in young children.
Great post Shruti. These should keep the little ones gainfully occupied this entire month. Loved the skills they develop bit.
And most of the projects are soooo easy! 🙂 Let me know the ones you try.
Such a cute collection Shruti. There is enough to keep kids busy in Christmas holidays 🙂
We already started making most of them. I love this for the very fact that most materials are available at home & we can sit at the dining table and do it.
These look awesome! I would sure give them a try in my book club as well as with Z. Thanks Shruti
Yes!! and don’t forget to share the pics. Love to Z.
Lovely post Shruti….I realise that I am not doing enough crafts with my kids – we tend to cook together more! This is a lovely activity!
Sharon.. 🙂 Cooking together is an activity that we wish we did more 😉
Wonderful craft ideas for lil’ ones. Will definitely guide my niece in making some of these. Well, my personal favorite is winter birds 🙂 😉
Aren’t they the cutest?? 🙂
Wow! Very big list of ideas.. i have a 3 yr old son and i am sure i will try at least simple ones 🙂 Christmas tree with tissue paper collage seems simple.
We started off making paper collages.. Try the simpler ones 🙂
Those are lovely collage ideas, Shruti. I will have to see how many I can get my sons to make.
Do give it a try 🙂 Many are so doable with the stuff we have lying around the house.
What a plethora of ideas Shruti!! A loves doing crafts, so lots of great ideas for us. 🙂
Do share the pics here & the posts in the event page. We would love to encourage A to do more crafts any way that helps.
great post shruti….. i cant wait to try a few myself!!!! ha ha!!!
haha! True! 😉 I do that for all all my posts. I make one and Lil p makes her version. That way I don’t end up correcting hers trying to make it perfect.
Great post Shruti! Good ideas to keep my daughter busy during the X’mas hols coming up in ten days. This time I think I’ll get my one year old on to some basic tearing and crushing paper activities too, lest he disturbs his sister’s all important crafting 🙂
Ohh! We love tearing and making a mess. I’d suggest putting a large bedsheet on the carpet and tearing and pasting with a glue stick .. Once you are done, just gather the ends of the bedsheet and pick up the mess! .. That’s my #1 tip with crafting with kids.
Oh so wonderful Shruti!! You have the keenest eye for the best activities! Here are so many ideas that I want to try in my story classes. Wonderful! Thank you!
I want to attend your story telling session too 🙂
Awesome post Shruti!
Such a great collection for kids during Xmas.
Your girl is so lucky to have such a creative n amazing mom.. Kudos!!
Have a fab Xmas n New Year ..
Such colorful, attractive collages! They look so vibrant!
I love these ideas. There are a variety of projects and at varying levels… all are pretty creative.
PS. I’m less worried about the skills the kiddos learn, and more concerned about FUN and enjoyment.
I was just wondering how to make sure that the xmas vacations are fun and productive for Sam and voila problem solved! These would ensure she has an awesome time and so easy to do too!
All the paintings and crafts look so pretty! Glad to be participating in this online party!!
What a fabulous post!! Loads for my little ones to do this holiday season 🙂
The potato stamped penguins are adorable. I don’t know about kids but I am definitely going to try them. Merry Christmas 🙂
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