Sunday, September 23, 2012

Little Bits of Paper Tree

Stumbled across this activity.  It would work great with Christmas tree shapes, palm tree shapes, not-too-curvy pumpkin shapes...  Little Bits of Paper Tree
Imagine it as an ongoing class project for a whole week or even a good part of a month.  Cutting out similar but not identical shapes that students have traced on leftover wallpaper or the donated odds and ends from all those crafty art teachers in the schools.  Or, even drawing/stamping abstract designs on plain grocery store bags and cutting out shapes from that.
Scissor skills, accurate tracing around the template of the "leaf" shape, gluing, placing the little bits of paper around the perimeter from the bottom up--what great fine motor and sequencing opps.

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