- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Start out by gathering a variety of flat collage items. This can include construction paper, tissue Paper, crepe paper, and just about anything else flat that you can think of. Check out this list of creative collage materials.
Cut two pieces of clear Con-Tact paper that are the same size. Remove the paper back from one of the pieces of Con-Tact paper and lay it on your work surface, sticky side up. Use tiny pieces of tape in the corners of the Con-Tact paper to hold it in place.
Now you can stick the collage items onto the Con-Tact paper. You can try to make a design or just place them where ever you want. You want to leave areas of the Con-Tact paper uncovered so the other piece of Con-Tact paper will stick to it better; also, try to keep the collage items about an inch away from the outer edges of the Con-Tact paper.
Once you are done adding the collage items to the Con-Tact paper, take the backing paper off of the other piece of Con-Tact paper and carefully lay it over the top of the collage, sticky side down. Try to line up the edges as closely as possible, but don't worry about them being perfect. Make sure all of the collage items are sandwiched between the two pieces of Con-tact paper.
To give your collage a nice finishing touch, frame it by folding pieces of colored masking tape around all four edges. To hang it in a window or other bright spot, punch a hole in the top and string a piece of yarn or mono-filament through it or simply use cellophane tape!
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