Teach kids about healthy food and introduce them to new fruits through fun activities like cool crafts with paper. Check out the step-by-step instructions to our watermelon folding fan craft for kids.
Handcrafts are very important in children's development to improve their creativity and imagination. It also serves to work the right side of the brain responsible for emotions, aesthetic sensitivity, spatial vision, and abstraction.
Creative thinking brings many benefits in developing skills such as autonomy, concentration, following instructions, and control of emotions.
By exercising creativity, physical benefits are developed, such as psychomotor skills, because children are in constant interaction with textures and different sizes, thus reaching the right level of precision and coordination.
By developing Montessori activities, we seek to motivate kids to explore, awaken their interest in learning, and autonomy in their learning process.
In doing these activities, they can develop fundamental cognitive skills such as attention, problem resolution, understanding, and memory.
A way to implement this method is through creative activities such as drawings, manual designs, work art (castles, houses, etc.).
These activities can be carried out using everyday objects. Simultaneously, they can perform assimilation and classification activities.
These aid in making children investigate, make mistakes, find solutions to understand what they were doing, and make them more responsible for what they learn.
We must motivate children during every process to make them appreciate what they get, develop their self-esteem, and respect others' jobs.
THEME: COOL CRAFTS WITH PAPER
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: The watermelon fan
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: Through this cool crafts with paper activity, kids will develop their creativity and fine motor skills.
Difficulty level: Average. Children can do this cool crafts with paper activity autonomously by following instructions.
- Eye-hand coordination
- Movement accuracy
- Bilateral brain coordination
- Following instructions
- Fine motor skills
- Colored paper strips
- 2 sheets of paper
- A marker
- Wooden sticks
Glue a paper strip at each end of a sheet. Use the color you prefer.
Draw the watermelon seeds.
Fold the sheet of paper several times to create a paper fan. Then, proceed to do the same steps with the other sheet of paper.
Paste the two sheets of previously folded paper together. Fold them in half and paste the wooden sticks on the bottom of the fan.
Tie the fan with the thread in the middle of it where it was folded.
With the fan-folded in half, glue two wooden sticks on the bottom on each side.
Easy cool crafts with paper. A watermelon folding fan.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
After making cool crafts with paper give kids fun worksheets. Click the link below to download our free printable watermelon worksheets for kids.
Download the Free Printable Worksheets
HOW DO WE DO THIS COOL CRAFTS WITH PAPER ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
If children cannot fold the paper in this cool crafts with paper activity, they may ask for help from their parents.
The watermelon seeds can be changed and, instead of drawing them with a marker, kids can paste stickers or paint them using a cotton swab and black paint.
Parents can also tie up the fan using yarn to allow children to do it without any problem.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
Montessori's method allows children to explore, work autonomously, and improve their creativity.
Therefore, they can consider these specifications and decorate the fan according to their preferences using materials they have on hand, creating some different fruits, vegetables, landscapes, or whatever they want by exploring their imagination.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – THE WATERMELON FAN COOL CRAFTS WITH PAPER
This cool crafts with paper video will find a detailed description of the "THE WATERMELON FAN" activity created for children from 4-6 years old.
Here, a watermelon fan will be made using different materials and fine motor skills techniques.
This cool crafts with paper activity will allow children to develop Eye-hand coordination, movement accuracy, bilateral brain coordination, creativity, concentration, following instructions, and fine motor skills.
Children will need colored paper strips, two sheets of paper, scissors, glue, a marker, thread, and wooden sticks to develop the activity.
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