Challenge Yourself - Exploring Words - Collage

Explore ways of expressing an idea through the use of words and simple shapes in this simple yet effective collage exercise.

Wellbeing benefits:

Problem solve
Be resourceful
Improve decision making

Examples of how this activity can help me:

I want recycle in a creative way.
I want to be more focused and agile in my thinking.


This short exercise is split into 3 steps which can be followed online or printed off. Complete in one go or in several stages. Approximately 2 hours in total.

Who can I do this activity with?

On my own or with others.

Where can I do this activity?


How often can I do this activity?

Use this activity to create inspiring artworks. Create cards or artwork for friends.

What do I need?

  • Table
  • A pen/pencil
  • A4 card or a cereal box
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick or PVA glue and brush
  • Leaf shape template
  • Newspaper or magazine
  • Optional: other collage materials, special interest magazines

Did you know?

Creative activity can tap into creative potential and improve the ability to think in flexible ways. Thinking flexibly helps us gain the skills to solve problems more confidently and effectively, and cope with challenges.

"I found this activity really relaxing."

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