Geometric Collage

4-6 year olds | one hour

Cut out shapes ahead of time and challenge your children to fit these shapes together to make geometric collages. You can experiment with colour and texture to create patterns as well as geometric figures.

What You'll Need

  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue


  1. Pre-cut small triangles, squares and rectangles out of coloured paper.
  2. Pre-cut larger triangles, squares and rectangles out of white paper to use as the background.
  3. Give your child the shapes and let them arrange and make the geometric collages. Start with putting shapes on the matching shape background, but switch it up after a while.

Fun Tips:

  • Start all with the same size rectangles, triangles and squares. After children have fit these together, try collages with differing sizes.
  • Try something other than paper to cut your shapes out of. Challenge the children to use texture in their pattern-making.
  • To mix up the background shape with the little shapes, try these combinations: squares on rectangles, triangles and rectangles on squares, triangles on squares, etc.
  • Add circles to the mix and see what happens!

Tags: paper craft

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