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Origami for Kids: Simple Cat

How to fold an Origami Cat

Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

 

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and make a crease in it, which can be tricky for a for a small child. If your tot struggles with this, then start with something like Kumon Let’s Fold book.

Material:

A […]

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Origami for Kids: Simple Dog

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Sweet Pea is 5 years old.

From: I am a bit of an origami nerd. I will often make an origami crane to amuse Sweet Pea and lately I have been showing her how to create her own animals.

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to fold a sheet of paper and […]

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Paper Weaving

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: I found this quick little activity from lilla a (site is in Swedish) via pinterest.

Material:

3 or 4 sheets of colorful paper. Tape. Scissors.

 

Procedure:

Cut a 1 inch strips all the way across one sheet of paper, but leave about 1 inch uncut […]

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Paper Punch Art

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Sweet Pea is 4 years old.

From: Sweet Pea wanted to make a card for her grandpa one day and I had the idea to let her use flower shapes from a paper punch.

Material:

A few different shapes of craft paper punches (We used a multi-flower punch.) Several colors of paper. Glue. […]

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Hole Punch

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Sweet Pea is 38 months old.

From: This is another very simple idea from Teach Mama.

Material:

Paper. Hole Punch.

Procedure:

Show your tot how to carefully line up the piece of paper into the business end of the hole punch. Demonstrate squeezing the handles together to punch the hole. Next give […]

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Kumon Let’s Fold

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Sweet Pea is 28 months old.

Material:

Kumon Let’s Fold (I found ours at Target.)

Procedure:

The book contains instructions for demonstrating how to fold each of the pages.

Observations: We have had this book for a couple of months and Sweet Pea struggled with it for a long time. She enjoyed […]

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