The other day, while I was making dinner, my little one asked if he could help. Normally, I like to involve the kids in cooking but this evening we had a lot to do and I knew that his “help” might slow down the process. So I gave him some paper, scissors and asked him to make us a salad. Watching him tear, cut and create, I realized how much fun he was having using these basic skills. So of course, I used it in a therapy session to work on fine motor skills and creativity. It would also be a fun way to use up paper scraps in a preschool.
Make a Paper Salad: an art project for kids
Target Skills: Materials:
- Fine motor > Bowl
- Creativity > Construction and Tissue Paper
- Cutting and Tearing > Scissors
Give each child their own bowl. Have them cut out the shapes of the vegetable that they want in their salad. Tear pieces of tissue paper and crumple them up for the lettuce. To extend the activity: Ask them what letters the vegetables start with. Suggest unexpected items for their salads. Have them serve their salads to each other. Have them make each other salads based on what the other person likes.