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Sensory Shoebox Collages

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Shoeboxes, one per child
Paper materials with interesting textures cut in small samples, such as sandpaper, foil, tissue,
crepe paper, corrugated cardboard, wax paper, bubble wrap
Glue
Scissors



Instructions:

1. Invite children to touch the different kinds of paper and talk about how they feel the same and
how they feel different.
2. Give each child a shoebox and glue. Encourage the children to cover their shoeboxes with the
sensory materials.
3. After the samples have been glued and the glue is dry, encourage the children to feel the different
textures with their fingertips.
More to do
More art: Invite the children to paint their collages. Have the children build a 3-D structure using
the textured materials.


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