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Fall Leaves Collage for Scissor Practice & Preschool Books about Trees

Fall Leaves Collage - More Scissor Practice

Allie loves to cut with scissors. She cuts up everything she can find, but she especially likes to cut craft foam because cutting it is smooth and easy, like a knife through butter. My last scissor practice post was sort of free form. I helped Allie to cut straight lines and shapes, and she turned them into a fish. This time, I gave her a little more structure in the finished project but a lot less structure in the cutting. Here’s what we did. Fall Leaves Collage Materials Kid scissors (obviously) Craft foam in four colors Dark-colored marker Glue Fall … Read more

Sticker Matching Activity & Game for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Sticker Matching Activity & Game for Preschoolers

Are your kids crazy for stickers? Mine are. Both of them, and the sticker addiction began very early. I think Grace was 1 when she discovered stickers, and Allie was choking on them prior to 6 months (because Grace has always left them all over the place). We had the opportunity to work with a new line from Darice Crafts called PomTree Kids, and I really, really love their products. They offer mega craft supply kits (some are no glue required!), building kits, and sticker tubs. The idea is that the kits are very open-ended to inspire creativity in children … Read more

Triangle Craft

Grace is only 2, but scissors have caught her attention. She likes to cut. She especially likes to cut with her special scissors (that really aren’t special at all except that I overpaid for them at the office supply store). Joe and Grace were home alone one day this week, and Joe gave Grace a few pieces of craft foam and her special scissors. He let her do what she wanted, and she wanted to make a person. Who turned out to be me. I know it’s me because Grace told me so when I got home. That you, Momma. … Read more