This activity addresses cutting skills for beginners.
Step 1: Draw straight lines across yellow/orange/brown construction paper. Use markers that draw thicker, darker lines.
Step 2: Fold paper in half, so that the marked lines are visible.
Step 3: Cut along the folded part (down the middle of the page).
Step 4: Cut along the marked lines.
Step 5: Place “french fries” in a container.
Step 6: Add shredded paper for an added effect.
Step 7: Toss with tongs.
Step 8: Enjoy!
- Warm-up with hand strengthening activities, such as playing with PlayDoh or slime.
- Using appropriate-sized scissors and snipping along thicker paper (such as construction paper or card stock) is a good place to start. Once they have reached that skill, we can progress to more challenging tasks, such as cutting along a 6-inch line.
- If needed, assist the child’s hand in stabilizing the paper.
- Explore adaptive scissors, as needed.