Tearing paper helps build fine motor skills. Specifically, it helps develop coordination and strength in the thumb and forefinger.
1. Fold the paper in half and make 5 or so cuts from the folded edge as shown. Do not cut all the way to the end.
2. Unfold the paper and roll it into a cylinder and use the stickers to hold it together.
3. Carefully string the twine through the slits in the lanterns.
4. Use the pushpins to hang your lantern string up.
Watercolor Artwork Display
1. Have your child paint a beautiful picture on each of the 4 pieces of card stock paper (we tried to do a "Earth Day" theme with our paintings).
2. Let dry.
3. Use the push pins to attach the piece of twine to the wall.
4. Use the mini clothespins to attach each painting to the twine.
Googly Eye Rocks (Pet Rocks)
Here is what you will need: Paint, brushes, water (for cleaning off brushes) rocks, and googly eyes.
1. Paint your rocks in lots of fun colors.
2. Let dry, then glue on googly eyes.
3. If you want you can seal with Modge Podge so it will last longer outdoors.
Fun, simple crafts
Paper Plate Clown
Provide paper plates, glue, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and Pom Poms for each child to make their own paper plate clown.
Combine 1 tablespoon self-raising flour, a few little drops of food coloring, 1 tablespoon salt and enough water to make a nice smooth paste. Have children paint on a thick sheet of cardboard. Then microwave the design on high for 10 – 30 seconds until the paint puffs and it’s all nice and dry.