Craft projects generally involve children following directions to reproduce an adult’s idea and require no original thinking. Crafts are meant to be useful, practical, or educational.
Collage is very important to children because it helps them to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills as well as help develop fine motor skills such as hand-eye coordination and give a boost to their creativity and imagination.
Art, on the other hand, particularly Process Art, allows children to experiment with their own ideas. By working with art materials and no preconceived outcome, children are encouraged to:
- Think openly
- Create new meaning
- Be more tolerant of others’ differences
- Have the courage to take creative risks