Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creating Paper Cut-Outs

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

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 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

      Here are some other ideas!

      Wishing you a great month!


      1. as a child I always loved doing these. I have yet to do it with my girls but this would be great scissor practice so I really should!

        would love for you to share on - the Sunday Showcase-


      2. Ooh lovely! I remember making these as children. Such fun!

        Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


      3. What a fun idea! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase



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