We often underestimate the value of working with the simplest things: paper, glue, scissors, or even just our kids’ little fingers.
Studies show that children benefit from regular fine motor work such as tearing, pasting, cutting and collaging.
Here are some easy, imaginative and practical crafts for your kids, no matter what developmental stage they’re in.
PAPER PLATE PICTURES
Assorted pictures, precut
Small paper plates
- Give your child a small paper plate and some precut pictures. In this case, we have precut pictures of birds, downloaded from the Internet.
- Give out some strips and precut pieces of art paper, and encourage your child to make a picture by sticking these precut paper pieces on to the paper plate.
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