‘Collage’ is a common word we often hear in art and craft circles, and quite a few times on this very blog too!
We know that collage is an art form of assembling various components to create a final piece, but that is usually the end of our collage knowledge!
Did you know that the word collage originated from the French word ‘coller‘ which means ‘to glue’? Apparently, the term was coined by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and the art later became popular with other contemporary artists like Nancy Spero, Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch and others.
The best part of doing collages is that you don’t need to be an artist – even a toddler can make one! Today we have a colorful Circle Punch Paper Collage Craft for Kids, that’s perfect for learning about shapes – Circles, triangles & rectangles.
Circle Punch Paper Collage for Kids
- Large sheet of blue card stock or chart paper for the background
- Craft Paper in 3-4 shades of green
- Colored Craft Paper in yellow, orange, red, blue and purple (You can substitute your own colors too)
- Circle Craft Punch
- Scissors and Glue
1. It’s a circle punch paper collage, so we’ll start by punching out circles! Use a craft punch that gives circles of a comfortable size, which’ll make them easier to work with. Punch out lots of circles from all shades of green craft paper.
2. Put the circles aside and get the buildings ready. Cut out building shapes from the red, yellow and orange craft paper. Cut out doors and windows from different colored paper. Use contrasting doors and windows for each building.
3. It’s time to ‘coller’ everything!!! Get your blue background ready and start assembling the buildings to one side. Stick on the doors and windows in the right places.
4. Now bring in the circles! Cut out a tree trunk from dark green craft paper and arrange green circles to complete the tree. Stick more circles at the base of the buildings.
The fun part of doing collages is that there are no restrictions – you can use any material of any texture and any color in any position to make your collage! You can even experiment with this circle punch paper collage craft. Try using felt sheets, or circular buttons or corrugated cardboard for the buildings. It’s art; which means that the sky’s the limit!