Scissor Skills & Mosaic Art

Creative Arts

2.5-4 years

Open, shut, open, shut. That’s the way we cut, cut, cut! Watch your child cultivate their fine-motor skills and hand-eye coordination, while they explore their natural curiosity to cut different materials and shapes.

Materials

  • Old newspapers and magazines. 
  • Construction paper or Cardboard
  • Felt, ribbon, straws, etc. 
  • Coloured pens/pencils
  • Ruler or Straight edge
  • Different shape objects (e.g. bowls, lids)
  • Scissors (child-safe) 
  • Glue (optional)

    Directions

    1. Encourage your child to draw straight lines and shapes on a variety of materials.
    2. Trace around small bowls and other objects to create outlined shapes.
    3. Let your child guide the scissors to cut through and around the lines as neatly as possible. 

    Create your artwork

    1. Try to arrange in an organic form or use the colours of the cut-out shapes to design recognizable objects or images (e.g. face, car, boat, flower, etc.).
    2. Glue down the cut shapes on a piece of construction paper.

    At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

    Conversations with your child

    • What was the hardest material to cut? 
    • What was the easiest material to cut? 
    • How does your hand feel when cutting? 
    • Let me show you the safe way to handle and pass scissors.
    • Try to stay on the line when cutting 
    • Would you like to try cutting with your other hand? 
    • What picture should we create?

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    We invite you to visit a location near you.