Draw a large flower shape onto a piece of paper. Take out a couple pieces of colored construction paper and have your child choose a color for the flowers. Then cut the construction paper into about 1" strips.
Show your child how to hold the scissors and let them snip off pieces from the strips. Once they have a pile, put glue onto the template. Preschoolers might enjoy using a Q-tip to move the glue from a lid to the template. Show them how to fill the flower shape with colorful pieces. Don't worry if it goes over the lines; once it's try you'll turn it over and cut along your template's line. Make one or several and glue onto a card or picture.
With just the tiniest bit of help, even a baby can make a sparkly sun catcher as a gift.
Cut two hearts from contact paper, one slightly larger than the other. Peel the protective coating off the smaller heart and attach to your child's high chair or table, stick side up.
Remember those ribbons and glitter you couldn't stand to throw away after the last party? Snip those into pieces and set in a bowl by the contact paper. Now bring in the child! Show how the sparkly bits stick to the paper. Sidetrack with a snack once your artist has lost interest, is content with the layout or the scraps are gone.
Sandwich the ribbons and stuff between the two hearts. Don't worry about stragglers; they offer a bit of extra charm.
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