Here it is a new month! This month my posts will mostly be Arts and Crafts. I will note when a craft overlaps with math, science, reading, social studies, etc. I think kids learn best when they are having fun and hands-on crafts are a good way to get kids interested in lots of different subjects.
Today's CRAFT ACTIVITY can also be used as a Math (Geometry) Activity for SYMMETRY.
Creating Paper Cut-Outs
- Markers, crayons, etc. (optional)
- Take a sheet of paper and fold over one end (approx. 1 inch or more).
- Turn the paper over and again fold over the same end.
- Repeat the above step again and again until all the paper is folded.
- The sheet of paper should now look like a fan.
- Draw one side of a tree or other figure on the top fold. Make sure part of the drawing comes all the way to the edge of the paper.
- Cut out the figure with scissors. (Do not cut the folded end.)
- Open the paper.
- Enjoy your symmetrical cut-outs.
- Color the figures, if desired.
- Observe how the folds are now lines of symmetry.
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Wishing you a great month!