Paper lace making is creative and great for stimulating fine motor control and eye-hand co-ordination. This fun activity can be used for a purpose, such as making ‘lace’ place mats for the dinner table tonight or to decorate gift tags or cards. It can also just be a doodling activity enjoyed by young and old alike. And, if a special someone lives out of town, why not let your child post his / her creation as a gift. The simple experience of posting a letter is and adventure for a young child.

You will need:

  1. A4 paper (white or coloured)
  2. Scissors (blunt-nosed for preschoolers)
Paper Lace Making

What to do:

  • Fold the A4 piece of paper in half
  • Fold the paper in half again (now you have quarters)
  • Using your scissors, cut triangular notches out of the folded sides of the paper. Vary the size so that you create a different design
  • Cutting rounded shapes is a more advance activity for the older child
  • The full A4-sized piece is easier for the younger child to use. Older children may wish to use smaller pieces of paper
  • Why not glue the coloured lace work onto a white or black piece of paper to show off the design
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