Kids are naturally creative and will do anything to make something out of nothing. They usually try to create something that will resemble their favorite cartoon character or an imaginary friend. This is only natural. However, what if your children turn to your carpet or your furniture?
It would be a pretty disappointing sight to see your carpet, curtains, upholstery, and other furniture with tell tale signs of being cut by scissors or ruined by permanent markers.
Children sometimes get hold of scissors and cut everything they see just to have fun or create something. This is why you should keep scissors away from your children's reach. To help them develop this skill you can give them something to do on their cutting activity under your supervision.
One kind of activity is a cut and paste activity that you and your children can really enjoy doing together. This kind of activity will enhance their creativity and also keep them preoccupied enough to keep them and their scissors away from carpets, upholstery, curtains, and other furniture.
You may have seen TV programs that feature art making for children. You have to admit that these shows really attract children and will probably prompt them do the same thing that they see. This is why you should also watch some of the shows that feature cut and paste activites and other kinds of artwork for kids so you will be able to interact with your kids.
This activity is a great way to spend quality time with your children and at the same time keep them preoccupied. With a cut and paste activity, they will be able to create a lot of things and it really lets them have fun and at the same time, learn something.
A cut and paste activity enables your children to learn how to do shapes, coloring, and create something out of nothing.
If you have more than one child, a cut and paste activity could be a great group activity. Or, you can also let your children invite some of their friends to share this activity.
If you don?t know how to do this, you can buy some guide books that are available in stores. However, before you buy guide books, you should first ask your children who their favorite character is. If you have determined who their favorite cartoon character is, you can buy cut and paste guide books that contains how to create that particular character.
With a cut and paste activity, you can make puppets, stickers, bracelets, necklaces, and other things that your children will really love. All these items will be designed with their favorite character.
Not only will your children enjoy a cut and paste activity, you too can learn a few things about it and the whole family can really enjoy this activity.
This activity will also leave your children with a sense of satisfaction that they created something out of nothing. You can be sure that they will play with these things for hours, or if it doesn't get destroyed yet, for days.
Always remember that doing cut and paste activites with your children should be supervised. This is because it will require scissors and glue that your children will sometimes mishandle. You should always keep an eye of what they are doing and guide them if a particular instruction becomes too difficult for them.
Leaving them do these activities all by themselves often results in accidents due to mishandling of the materials. Be sure to keep a close eye on your children if you are going to do a cut and paste activity.
Short note about the author
Mike McMahon is a the proud father of 4 teenagers (2 boys and 2 girls) and he has put together http://www.help-raising-children.com/activities as a resource for parents. You can sign up for the free parenting ezine at the home page http://www.help-raising-children.com.
Author: Mike McMahon