Keep any scrap pieces of paper that you have lying around the house, even if you think they may be boring cut them up and keep them. A child’s imagination can create a world of wonder to the untrained eye.
Cut and tear your scrap paper into random sized pieces as well as different shapes – triangles, diamonds, circles, mushrooms and even puzzle pieces if you want to get adventurous.
You can even get the kidlets involved with their own collage kit depending on their ages, they can use a decorative hole punch with a little grown up help. Don’t forget to recycle: plastic bottle tops, paper towel and toilet roll tubes (microwave for 30 seconds to kill the germs) can go into your collage kit also.
Sometimes I need to purchase my material in craft stores and occasionally buy in bulk some key items for a particular craft project: pipe cleaners, match sticks, glue, foam and felt pieces, confetti, sequenes and paper stock.
Have a look at my Creating a Template for Kids page for ideas on what to make with your Collage Kit.