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Collage Face
May 20th, 2014 by Craftylocks

We had lots of fun making these. We were just playing around with cutting out paper shapes and these faces happened!

It is as simple as sitting around with some paper and scissors and suggesting cutting out face shapes. The beauty of it is that you can arrange and trim and rearrange the shapes as much as you like before you glue them down. A really great way for a child to practice self critique, because it is no problem if it does not work out, it is so easy to change. Even if they like one of their arrangements, it is still fun to try others just to see what they would be like, before you get the glue out.

To start with, just two different colors of paper are all you need. Cut out some head and face feature shapes.

Arrange them on the paper, and trim or cut new bits out, and rearrange.

When it is just right, get out some glue and glue the pieces in place.

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Heart Shapes
Apr 25th, 2014 by Craftylocks

As well as easy, this one is also a perfect craft for children to make as a gift or a card for someone special, like perhaps Mum or Mom for Mothers Day!

Cut out heart shapes. The easiest way I find to do this is by cutting a half heart shape from some folded paper to make a nice symmetrical shape. You also need a circle and a thin strip of paper.
Arrange them into a flower. Mine is a pretty straight forward shape, but even with these simple shapes, children will come with their own version of it.
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Cut Up Shapes Picture
Apr 22nd, 2013 by Craftylocks

Colorful and easy – it also suits a wide range of ages!

Roughly chop up some bits of colored paper. Glue some onto a piece of black paper.
Arrange another layer on top of them, overlapping them but letting bits of the first layer show.
Repeat with another layer.
Stop when you are happy with the shapes and colors, or if it is bedtime – whichever comes first.
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Collage Name
Oct 14th, 2012 by Craftylocks

It is not just an educational activity, it is fun too! Finding, cutting, assembling and gluing – lots of paper crafty fun for young children who are learning how to spell their name.

Gather together some advertising brochures, and some magazines that you do not mind sacrificing to craft – and hunt out some letters. Try and find a selection of letters and then pick out the best ones to make the name. Glue them onto some bright colored paper and use another color for a border.
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Fish from Shapes
Sep 27th, 2011 by Craftylocks

I initially thought that this is a good one mainly for younger children as it is easy for them to do and is also a great way to learn about some basic shapes. They can make a fish with the prepared shapes or cut out some of their own shapes. However our older children had a go and created some fantastic fish out of all sorts of shapes, and none of them were what I was expecting, they were far more exciting! It is sometimes worth while to try things with different ages and see what happens!

Cut out lots of different shapes of paper.
Arrange them until the fish you want swims into shape.
Glue your fishy shapes down.
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Paper Collage Easter Eggs
Apr 13th, 2011 by Craftylocks
Put out some materials and leave them to it – it is exciting to see what can be created using the classic paper craft of collage!

These ones are some that I created when playing with this technique. Now that I know it is both fun and easy it makes it onto the paper crafts for children site and it makes it onto our Easter activity list – I am looking forward to seeing what our children do with it, I know it will be much more exciting than mine!

Start with some basic egg shapes cut out of some paper, make them nice and big. Gather together bits and bobs that can be used to decorate the eggs. We have used chocolate wrappers and scraps of paper from other projects. I cut them up into shapes ready for them to use. But also have handy some more paper and scissors in case the children would like to cut up their own patterns.

Then just arrange and glue before proudly displaying on a wall.

More great Easter crafts on my Easter Paper Crafts for Children list.

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