Art Smart

Nature Collages

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K , School-Age

A collage of items from nature | Bright Horizons

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to:

  • Experiment with visual media and materials.
  • Become familiar with the properties of the environment.


  • Natural items
  • Contact paper
  • Tape


  1. Take a nature walk with your child and collect treasures from the ground.
  2. Tape a piece of clear contact paper to a flat surface with the sticky side up.
  3. Help your child arrange the natural treasures on the contact paper.
  4. Enjoy your new piece of art!

Ideas for displaying your collage:

  • Frame your art and hang it on the wall.
  • Display it on your refrigerator.
  • Pin it to a bulletin board.

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