Making and creating, cutting and gluing are all great fun and part of every child's creative journey - it is important to encourage them to have the confident to use the tools we have available rather than teaching them to be afraid of the tools. Scissors are an important tool to master, but should be used with caution. So, by teaching them how to use the scissors from early on, they will be able to cut and create safely without being fearful of accidents due to misuse.
Here are a few tips!
Have fun - and be safe!
Learning to use scissors is a skill that takes time and practice to master. Just like learning to use cutlery or learning how to walk, the children need to be given guidelines to help them, rules to make sure they are safe and plenty of practice to get it right!
Here are some scissor activities to get them trying it out!
Have you noticed that branded toys always come at a premium, for example a non-branded colouring book is just that little bit cheaper than one with all your little one's favorite TV characters? Well, todays tip is all about creating that branded craft for less...almost for free in fact!
When you're next out shopping, look for the free brochures and catalogues that stores put out. Go into travel shops and pick up brochures for Disney vacations and any other themed holidays they might have. You now have a terrific source of images to work with, many of which will include pictures of merchandise with your baby's favourite TV characters on!
Cut out a selection of pictures, and now you're ready to create! Here are just a few ideas for what you can make:-
You'll think of so many ways to bring your characters alive whilst avoiding the premium price associated with most branded goods!
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