Shape Collage

by Amy on March 12, 2009

Step 1: Surprise your young artists with a tray of colorful paper shapes.


Step 2: Make sure the glue is handy. Stand back and let the creating begin!


Step 3: Ooh and aah over the shape-inspired masterpieces.



The girls spent a good amount of time creating shape pictures over the weekend, and have continued to return to this activity all week. There were many discoveries made, including Delaney’s amazement that she could make a square from two triangles! :)

Happy playing!


Jessica March 12, 2009 at 6:52 am

What a great tray to hold your paper…where ever did you find it?

I love doing shape collages with my students and I adore that polka-dot critter!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot March 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I just tried this with my two (almost three year old) and we had a blast! I blogged about it on my own blog if you care to see our adventure with your fun idea! Thanks for posting this!

Catherine March 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I’m going to start cutting now. I’ve been looking for some new sorts of things to do with my son and I think he’s going to like this.

katy March 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Another BRILLIANT idea. Thanks!

Mariel March 16, 2009 at 8:42 am

Love your blog! Lots of fun ideas! Check out some of my ideas at Not necessarily all kids ideas, but ideas none the less.

Katherine Marie! March 16, 2009 at 11:05 am

Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. So simple yet… So creative… So unique. I’ve just added it to my MUST DO LIST!!!! Can’t wait to give it a try… my kiddos will love this. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. :) :)

Alycia in Virginia March 18, 2009 at 7:35 am

what a cute simple idea. I’ve bookmarked this for my rainday/I’m bored stash.

Shekhar Sahu March 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

The stars on black paper are looking good :)

Stacy June 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm

We just did shape collages the other day too!

nadia August 4, 2011 at 10:05 am

This is a great idea! I love the way you displayed the shapes! I tweeted this.

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