by Melinda from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too!
Crafts for all abilities!
Prep: Depending on your child's ability and age have them cut (or you cut) random pieces from the paint chips. We did triangles to show that they can be just about any size with all different size angles. Shae (age 4 1/2)was able to do a good job cutting but grew tired of it after a few minutes. I cut the remaining paint chips the day before the craft and stored them separated by color.
- Have child glue down stems on paper.
- Have child spread circle of glue on top of stem
- Have child arrange paint chip pieces in specific or random order. Use this time to quiz child on paint colors.
Don't Forget to Take a photo of your finished project and share it with us on the GummyLump Facebook Fan Page!
- Why We Love Crafts for Kids: Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!
- For Children with Special Needs: Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project. Art projects are great for fine motor exercise and using creativity.
If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.
Child Safe Scissors