Fiskars: Hands-on Activities
It’s fun to cut paper with scissors. It also enhances dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and spatial sense. These crafts require cutting in straight lines and curves. Younger children may require some assistance; older children may want to add their own flair and imagination to their cutting styles. All of these crafts are constructed of paper and other easily found items, such as glue, tape, fasteners, and straws.
Children will enjoy these toothy bookmarks. As children read, their bookmarks seem to "eat" through their books.
Combine the paper folding art of origami with careful cutting and you have kirigami. Create with your child your own snowy blizzard, and find that no two snowflakes are ever alike.
Simple weaving has not changed in 12,000 years. Children are inspired by the results of weaving colorful strips through a base color. Place mats, vase and pencil-holder covers, book covers—let imaginations run wild.