Art Ideas: Collages

When making a collage, there is no set pattern to follow. Every art collage is unique with various materials. Yes, you can make up theme collages. For instance, make a collage with all red items or one with nothing but pictures of your favorite animals. Still, each collage is a personal piece of art.

Collage Base

The base of the collage is simply the area where you glue your various objects. Everyday school glue works well for collage art projects. You can use regular glue, glitter glue or glow in the dark glue to add special touches to your art

Now, the base can be a plain piece of paper or any of the following.

  • Cardboard box
  • Shoebox
  • Small wooden box
  • Piece of wood
  • Egg cartons
  • Posterboard (use different sizes or colors)
  • Card stock
  • Canvas

The choice of the base is completely up to you.

Collage Material

Finding items to glue on to your base is easy. In fact, many things are probably in your home right now.

Check out the following list below to find the perfect combination for your next collage project.

  • Yarn pieces
  • Feathers
  • Pipe cleaner pieces
  • Sequins
  • Beads
  • Fabric pieces
  • Confetti
  • Geometric shapes from fabric or construction paper
  • Beans
  • Noodles
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Egg or nutshells
  • Pieces of ribbon
  • Toothpicks
  • Foil pieces or strips
  • Buttons
  • Straw pieces
  • Leaves
  • Burlap pieces
  • Ric-rac
  • Small seashells
  • Cotton balls
  • Pompons
  • Stickers
  • Magazine pictures
  • Pieces of corrugated cardboard
  • Used stamps

Are you ready to start your collage project? Are you going to have a theme? Or simply begin gluing items on a base?


Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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