|Landon's Ocean Collage|
Whether you are planning a trip to the beach, an activity to do while you're there, or you just wish you were going to the beach, this is a simple collage that's fun for children of any age. Use your creativity and doo-dads you have around the house. The only items you must have are heavy paper/cardboard and glue - everything else is up to you!
Background:We began by painting our cardstock blue. (I gave the kids a few shades of blue to choose from.)
While the paint dried, we gather materials like buttons, tissue paper, lace, and grass. We also had some great stickers we had purchased at the dollar tree. Fish/ocean-related stickers are easy to find, particularly at stores that carry scrapbooking isles!
As we constructed our collages, I manned the glue and started them out on the ocean floor. Then we added our coral and seaweed, and finally we added our stickers. This project went really well with a two year old and a four year old - the diversity of materials and logical steps of building the scene kept them both interested and involved the entire time.