Collage is one of my personal favorites and my main medium when I was a full time artist. So this center is dear to me. In the first years of this center, I would be very uptight about how tidy and organized it was. Thankfully, for my own piece of mind… I have let that go.
This is the main location in the room for ALL scissors and glue types. It also include Tubs of colored paper, drawers of magazines and tissue paper, and little drawers of ribbon and trims. Again anything on the counter can be taken to the closest table. A lot of times kids like to just stand at the counter to work in this center, even though there isn’t much room. There are also 5 large colored drawers that are labelled and for student access.
We open the collage center with “collage around the room” exploration activity.