I am always so surprised at how fast my kiddos are growing and amazed at the new abilities they can start doing. I really thought Little Tiger was going to have difficulty cutting but after we reviewed how to hold her scissors, she was cutting her sun craft like a pro. (see the pictures below–it’s hard to tell which sun she made and which one I made!) Scissor skills take practice. Crafting is a great way to work on fine motor skills and strengthen hands while letting kids get creative. This sun craft is perfect for summer, crafting with triangles, and of course practicing scissor skills.
Paper Sun Craft
Yellow craft paper
Thick paper like an old file folder (optional)Kid scissors
1. Use your ruler to draw triangles on your yellow paper. I accordion folded our paper to use the creases as a guide.
2. Let kiddo cut out triangles.
|Look at Ms. Tiger, I am so proud of her scissor skills. She loves using her scissors because it is like a treat; something she isn’t always allowed to use.|
|I had Ms. Tiger hold her hand like this before giving her the scissors. This helped to make sure she gripped the scissors correctly.
We where busy crafting away and her little hand is covered in glue and glitter from our ice cream handprint craft.
|I love these little kid scissors with the spring opener to make it easier for little hands to control and cut.|
3. Draw a circle and cut it out. We used a cup to trace around and an old file folder for our circle because the paper is thicker then craft paper and I just redid our filing so I have a ton of old folders sitting around.
4. Glue the base of triangles to the circle and your done! 🙂
|Gluing perfectly cut sun rays to her circle. I think it’s hard to tell which sun she made and which sun I made because she did so well. This mommy is proud :).|
|It’s a sunshine craft kind of day! 🙂|
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We used this for an icebreaker in our meeting yesterday to create a sun of encouragement from our teammates. This not only celebrated the summer solstice, but will allow our staff to enjoy the warmth of summer when this sun shines down on them.