DIY

Reconstructed Art Collage

Kids are natural artists. Their color use is bold and the little scenes they depict are super expressionistic. It's easy to get attached to every piece of art kids do, but unfortunately, in most homes, there just isn't enough wall space to showcase all that beauty!

There are a ton of handy-dandy storage and framing options for kids' art out there on the web. This frame also acts as a little storage bin. These desks have built-in shelves and drawers, perfect for keeping art safe and off the floor. And there is always the option of storing art digitally using Artkive app.

However... if you'd rather get a bit more crafty with some of the art you have, you can make a fun and easy reconstructed art collage. To do this, see our step-by-step tutorial below. 

This project is great for 2.5 (with supervision) to 4 year-olds because it teaches them about shapes and mixing colors. Tracing and cutting also helps them utilize their fine motor skills. 

Supplies needed:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Five (or so) artworks
  • A pencil
  • Various sized tin lids
  • Fun-shaped cookie cutters
  • Picture frame

Trace shapes onto the artwork using a pencil and then cut out different sized shapes out with scissors. Cut out a perfect square (or whatever shape your frame happens to be) and glue a smaller shape onto the square. Using your hands, press the shape really hard and arrange the other shapes onto your square in any way you please!

Final step: Frame and hang! Ta-da!