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Arts and Crafts


Prepare a tray, waterproof mat, wipes or bowl for washing hands afterwards. Keep a selection of colourful papers, crayons, pencils or felt tips out in a pencil case or a small pot so they stay organised. Activities could include:
  • Tearing strips of paper using pincer grip fingers
  • Cutting thin strips of paper with scissors for collage materials later
  • Cutting drawn on lines and around shapes and pictures (older children)
  • Homemade playdough
  • Chalk, paint, drawing – a few on a tray, small bowl to keep bits in, mat or board for working on
  • Threading: small bowl of penne or macaroni pasta, string with knot at the end
  • Simple flowers: print, colour in and cut out a circle with petals or make it as elaborate as you can like
  • Use wood scraps, legos, felt and yarn pieces for collages
  • Sew, knit, crochet
  • Try origami
  • Paint with poster paints, chalk mixed with water, watercolours, oils, food colouring in water
  • Compose music
  • Make up stories and / or write stories
  • Make puppets
  • Write a puppet play (or any play), perform a reader’s theatre after building the sets

Art Ideas, Books

World of Books, Complete Book of Art Ideas Link

The Art Treasure Hunt - I Spy with my Little Eye Link

Tracing shadows
(A lovely idea to try at home)

Smiths Children Montessori Arts and Crafts tracing shadows