Jan 24, 2014

What I Love Collage

Today is the last day that we will be "showing you the love" in the Show Me the Love series. Our last activity was a perfect culmination to our week of Valentine's Day fun, a What I Love collage! This activity is great for infant-preschool, but was seriously perfect for my 16 month old toddler. 

To make the collage, I cut a large piece of contact paper and taped it sticky side up to his table (it wasn't perfect, but it came out great once I un-taped it). I printed pictures and clipart of Kingston's favorite things onto cardstock. Printing onto the cardstock made the pictures durable, and K was able to stick and un-stick them as many times as he wanted, which for a toddler is pretty important! Here was the lineup of Kingston's favorite things: Mama & Dada, Glam*Ma, Grumpy, Aunta, his best friend Livvy, his puppy brother Krull, his stuffed bear, Mickey Mouse, string cheese, grapes, pizza, My Gym, snow, and books!

I laid all the pieces in a pile, picture side up, next to the contact paper. 

Like the other activities we did this week, I didn't do much explaining. I just let K make his collage the way he saw fit! I was so excited to watch him examine each picture, pointing out everyone and getting excited over his loves. 

A picture of what "I" love! 

As we talked about all of the different pictures, I wasn't surprised that his favorites were of his family, especially Grumpy, Glam*Ma, and Aunta! He loves them very much. He took extra special care placing their pictures down, and they got rearranged quite a few times before he was satisfied. 

He admired the picture of his Grumpy for quite awhile! 

Here he is giving his Aunta a good pat!

I seriously couldn't get enough of these little determined hands pressing all of the pictures down. 

And Glam*Ma! She got rearranged over and over again. 

When he was done, he patted everything back down and then was off to have a snack (string cheese of course!) I removed the tape and cut another piece of contact paper to lay over the top sealing in all of the pictures. I am so happy with the way it turned out, and pretty shocked that all of the pictures are facing the proper way. I don't think you would have ever guessed that a 16 month old made this collage! He did a great job orienting the pictures, and he had a great time seeing a bunch of his loves in one place!

Sadly, this is the last day of our awesome series! Don't forget to check out what my cohosts are up to today!

And Next Comes L - Cinnamon Heart Cloud Dough
Still Playing School - Love Potions: Toddler Water

And here are all of our fun activities from yesterday:

And Next Comes L - Painted Snow Hearts

Thank you so much for joining us for our series this week! The three blog musketeers will be back with another series next month!


  1. This did come out awesome! This would make a great keepsake. What better way to remember his fondness for string cheese and his teddy bear?!

    1. haha! Totally Emma! :) Thank you! I think it would be really fun to make a new one every few months to track how his likes change and evolve!

  2. This is WAY too cute! Him looking at the pictures, patting it when finished, the love of string cheese! I would make a what I love collage with KINGSTON on it!!!
    Great idea about the card stock. You are always anticipating his needs so well!

    1. Awww you are SO sweet Devany! This comment made my day! He was really into it, and he is REALLY into string cheese! <3 <3

  3. Super adorable, Blayne! I love the picture of him holding the photo. You can tell he was really into this project!

    1. Aww thanks Dyan!! :) He was really serious about it!