Scissor skills activities can be really important for kids, but that doesn’t mean that you have to rely on worksheets. This easy flower craft is really quick to set up and uses materials you’re likely to already have at home – always a good thing!
RELATED – Easy Scissor Skills Activities for Kids
Scissor skills are a really important skill to learn but I know that my kids have never been interested in anything worksheet based – this cute craft makes learning a skill more interesting and it would be easy to adapt as a craft for Mothers Day or to make as a card too.
Why Do You Need To Teach Scissor Skills?
Vanessa at Pre-K Pages discusses how “The opening and closing motion of cutting with scissors helps children develop the small muscles in their hands otherwise known as fine motor skills.” in their article on Tips for Teaching Scissor Cutting Skills.
Fine motor skills are obviously really important for kids as they learn to use pencils, cutlery and get dressed themselves.
There’s also loads of crafts that involve using scissors in some way so it’s a really helpful skill to have.
Flower Scissor Skills Materials
- Cupcake liners
- A pen
- Paper or card
- Kid friendly scissors.
Easy Flower Scissor Skills Activity
Start by drawing the stem and leaves of the flowers onto your paper then it’s time to get making the flower petals.
Taking your cupcake liners cut into the edges around each one, this is a really nice, simple activity because of course there’s no ‘right’ way to cut them and it doesn’t matter if your petals are big, small or a bit lopsided, in fact I think they look even nicer if they’re all a bit different!
Smooth the petals from your cupcake flowers out a bit and then glue them onto your stems from earlier.
If you’d like to decorate your flowers then you could stick mini pom poms in them, some stickers or maybe some sunflower seeds – all of these would be good for fine motor skills too.
More Easy Activities for Kids
If you want to keep working at scissor skills then this paper bag haircut craft has been really popular both with parents and with my kids, plus it looks really cute!
Or for an easy fine motor activity why not try this pom pom apple tree that my daughter enjoyed making?
Finally for a hands on activity with real flowers why not try this frozen flower sensory activity.