Creative Collage Ideas
A collage is basically the assemblage of colorful and interesting materials, to form a final picture. The type of material used to form the collage creates the difference. There is no hard and fast rule, as to what you should use to create a collage, so use your creativity and have fun! Here are some collage ideas you can use.
Just divide the people into 3-4 groups and give them a large sheet of construction paper each. Give them a theme like global warming, end of the world, our planet in the future, relationships, etc. and ask them to prepare a collage using material from the magazines.
No scissors are allowed, so they need to tear the pictures with their fingers only. The irregular sides give a wonderful appearance to the collage. In the same manner, you can also prepare a newspaper collage, wherein you replace magazines with newspapers.
To prepare a photo collage you need loads of photographs, from the time you were born to the growing up years, to the current time. Cut these pictures in different shapes and sizes and paste them onto a cardboard sheet or large construction paper. Stick them at different angles, such that the final picture looks nice.
Often, while conducting activities in schools, we have to keep coming up with something new, to keep children occupied. When paper collages become common, you could go for the fabric collage, wherein you can used fabric in place of paper.
You could cut up old clothes into small pieces and place them in a large cardboard box. Make sure you have a large variety of colors and patterns, if not all colors, at least the primary colors. Give the groups a theme and a pair of scissors as well. You will be amazed at how creative people can be with small pieces of fabric.
Those interested in cherishing old times, should totally try this out! For a more formal look, you could prepare a collage of several photo frames. Just have them made in different sizes and place them artistically on the wall to resemble a collage.
Besides the given ideas, there are several other collage ideas, such as 3D collages, rainbow collages, retro collage, sports collages, pet collages, etc. Depending on your interest area, choose the type of collage you want to make!