PASTING, TEARING AND
get a lot of satisfaction from making something of their own.
things your children need for cutting and pasting are around you:
round ended scissors should be used. Paste
or glue can be made or brought. You
may need a thick brush for spreading paste.
tape and a stapler are useful. Store
all the bits and pieces in an ice cream container, plastic tray or cardboard
boxes and keep these easily available.
everything out on a table or a newspaper on the floor.
Have plenty of materials to choose from.
The first thing children need is something firm to stick things on to.
It can be paper or cardboard. You
can cut up empty cartons and boxes or decorate the boxes themselves.
children enjoy collecting, tearing, pasting, sorting and looking at the various
materials. Encourage them to do
their own thing with whatever you have to spare.
At first you will need to help children learn to use scissors and paste.
Sit, listen, and talk with them. They
also learn from watching others.
every part of the activity, not just the end result.
Allow children plenty of time to find out the way they want to work.
1 cup of
tablespoon of flour
flour to a paste with a little water, then add the rest of the cup of water and
boil the mixture for a few minutes. Cool
in a covered container.
quite expensive but works on almost anything.
It can be watered down.
be quickly made and keeps well. You
only need to make a small amount at a time.
It is available from hardware stores.
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