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City Collage


What you need:

  • small amount of liquid glue (optional: glue stick)

  • brush, glue spreader or q-tip if using liquid glue

  • placemat

  • damp cloth

  • building clip art (located under “resources”)

  • paper to glue on



  1. Print out building clip art and cut out buildings.

  2. Set out placemat.

  3. Put glue stick or a small amount of glue in a small container with brush/spreader.

  4. Place buildings to glue in the tray or on the placemat.

  5. Place paper on placemat, attach with painter’s tape if desired.

  6. Have a damp cloth available.



  1.  “Today we are going to do some collaging.”

  2. “I dip my brush in the glue.”

  3. “Watch me spread the glue on the paper.”

  4. “Now I put a building on the glue.”

  5. Demonstrate collaging.

  6. “Your turn.”

  7. Optional: add paint or draw with crayons or markers.


Notes: If you use a brush, make sure to wash with warm water and dish soap when finished.

You can tint the glue with a little bit of paint so your child can see where the glue is on the paper.

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