HOW TO: CUTTING PAPER HEARTS BY HAND
One of the skills my mother taught me as a young child was how to cut circles and paper hearts by hand. All we had for paper crafts was a pair of scissors and a large dangerous looking paper cutter. I learned how to cut beautiful symmetrical hearts every Valentine’s Day. After a lot of practice any toddler, with a pair of safety scissors, can make a pile of hearts to decorate their room, Valentine’s Cards and letters to Grandparent and friends.
Many of the traditional skills can be just as fun and help little ones with hand-eye coordination. Sit down at the kitchen table alongside with your little one and grab your supplies. The time spent one on one laughing and creating beautiful crafts is time you do not want to miss. This skill is simple and fast and very gratifying to little ones.
- Take any craft paper and fold in half.
- Starting at the top edge of the fold, start cutting the top of the heart with a large half circle.
- Turn your cut heading to the bottom corner of the fold
- Open and you have a perfect heart.
- Repeat to you “heart’s” content.
One of my favorite new craft appliances is my Cricut Explore Air. Every mom or teacher that loves crafts would be overjoyed with this cutting machine. The projects are endless and the detail of design is amazing. If you do not have one this has to be next on your bucket list.
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