I am so excited to have Colleen from Sugar Aunts guest posting on Crayon Box Chronicles today. She’s sharing a fun and creative way to boost fine motor skills, along with sorting and color matching. Her site is full of fantastic sensory and fine motor activities for children. After reading her fun post, be sure to pop over and follow along with her wonderful blog!
Snowman Craft for Fine Motor Play
Children develop and grow so much in their fine motor abilities with new skills emerging almost overnight! We’re big proponents of working on these skills in fine motor crafts and activities. This Sticky Snowman craft is a great way to create and play while working on those fine motor skills.
We started with a sheet of clear contact paper cut into the shape of a snowman. I pulled out our supply of crafting pom poms and had the kids sort the colors out. We pulled out all of the white pom poms and a few blue and orange ones.
Sorting the colors is a fun way to incorporate learning colors into the craft.
We started out taping the contact paper to the wall and sticking the pom poms in place. Working on a vertical surface to stick the pom poms to the contact paper is a great way to encourage tripod grasp. They stuck fairly well, but most of them ended up falling down to the floor. Back to the drawing board we went!
I stuck the contact paper to the table with little bits of tape. You might want to tape your contact paper to a sheet of paper instead. This technique worked much better! It was fun to build our snowman with crafting pom poms and add little details like sparkly poms. Baby Girl (age 2) thought we needed a penguin sticker, too.
Our snowman turned out looking pretty cute! The great thing about this activity is that we could re-use our crafting pom poms for other activities…just pop them back into the storage bag. If you would like to make this a keepsake craft, simply add another snowman-shaped piece of contact paper on top with a bit of glue or tape around the edges. Have fun crafting!
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Super cute, right? I adore Colleen’s fine motor and sensory play ideas she shares on her blog. Be sure to stop by Sugar Aunts and following along with all her creative learning activities for children.
Here’s a few of our favorite sensory and fine motor activities from Sugar Aunts:
- Using Pipe Cleaners for Fine Motor Play
- Color Matching Water Bin with Letters
- Textured paint Sensory Play
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