Make a Mixed Up Animal Collage
Mix it up and match it up! An elephant-alligator? A zebra-giraffe? This imaginative project for preschoolers combines sorting skills, shape recognition, scientific exploration, and the visual arts into one fun activity. Additionally, this activity will help your young child to better understand basic math skills such as the part-to-whole relationship.
This mixed up animal collage will encourage your child to create unique combination animals with attributes that are all their own. This project can be as basic or as imaginative as your child makes it. The materials suggested will give you a start, but try searching your house for festive animal embellishments to make this activity even more creative.
What You Need:
- Construction paper sheets
- Shapes cut from construction paper (use a variety of colors and sizes)
- Crayons, markers, or tempera paints
- Optional: craft feathers, felt, foam, sequins, fabric scraps, tissue paper, textured paper or any other decorations your child may like